USDA Funds Cal Conservation Innovation Projects

The USDA announced its awarding $25 million to conservation partners across the country for 18 new projects under the Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials program.

This year’s awarded projects accomplish goals like increasing the adoption of new approaches and technologies to help agricultural producers mitigate the effects of climate change, increasing the resilience of their operations, and boosting soil health.

Among the many awarded projects, one is called “Climate-Smart Irrigation for Drought, Fertility, and Structural Resilience on Almond Systems,” with the study located in California.

Another project in both California and Oregon will study irrigation projects for the future.