/Agriculture in Brief: 10/16/2021 | Local News

Agriculture in Brief: 10/16/2021 | Local News

Forest Service awards grants

MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Division of Agriculture Forest Service awarded Greater than $5.5 million in grants to assist 47 Good Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) tasks in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ny, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The tasks are anticipated to plant 118,000 timber, reforest and deal with 1,200 acres To scale again the influence of insect and illness, deal with 1,800 acres for non-native invasive crops, influence Greater than 1,500 coastal and shoreline acres and intercept 9 million gallons of stormwater runoff yrly.

Funded tasks in Michigan, Based mostly on The discharge, embrace:

  • Michigan Division of Pure Assets, $199,035: GLRI Extra Trees For school Forests
  • Grand Traverse Conservation District, $50,558: Bottomlands Reforestation Submit Dam Eradicating — Boardman River Half-II
  • Antrim County, $200,000: Restoring Northern Lake Michigan’s Resilient Coastal and Riparian Habitats
  • Antrim Conservation District, CAKE (Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska and Emmet) CISMA, $50,000: Growing CAKE CISMA

Wetlands restoration purposes sought

EAST LANSING — The U.S. Division of Agriculture is accepting purposes from Michigan landowners looking for To revive wetlands. Applications Want to be submitted by Nov. 12 for consideration for The current fiscal yr.

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program “provides monetary assist for restoring wetlands and The acquisition of prolonged-time period or everlasting easements from landowners,” Based mostly on a launch. Landowners collaborating in program retain possession and administration entry and leisure use, Based mostly on The discharge. Extra information Is out there by the native Pure Assets Conservation Service office or at www.mi.nrcs.usda.gov.

USDA makes $272M funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Division of Agriculture introduced earlier this week It is investing $272 million to modernize rural consuming water and wastewater infrastructure. The funding will influence 270,000 in rural communities in 37 U.S. states (collectively with Michigan) and Puerto Rico, Based mostly on a launch.

The funding will finance 114 tasks as An factor of the Water and Waste Disposal Mortgage and Grant Program. This method is for eligible companies And completely different people in areas with populations of 10,000 or fewer.