Governor Polis Applauds USDA’s $3 Billion Climate and Agriculture Investment – by Jan Wondra – The Ark Valley Voice

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Governor Jared Polis launched The subsequent assertion in response to the announcement by America Dehalfment of Agriculture (USDA) of a $3 billion funding To deal with challenges in America’s agriculture group.

“Colorado’s agricultural group is A very important sector powering jobs and our state’s financial system. Historic drought circumstances, local climate-induced wildfires, and The outcomes of local climate change have threatened our rural communities and careworn small companies and their teams.”

“I commend Secretary Vilsack and the Biden administration for making this vital funding Which will go far serving to our invaluable agricultural sector greater get forward of and effectively adapt to the challenges posed by a altering local climate. The state of Colorado appears forward to working with USDA to implement and effectively distribute this transformational funding.”

By way of the 2021 legislative session, the Governor signed legal guidelines allocating $50 million to assist the implementation of Colorado’s State Water Plan, and fund Colorado Water Conservation Board grants assisting native tasks.

He additionally signed legal guidelines creating and funding the Office of Drought and Climate Resilience, and the Soil Well being Program, On the Colorado Dehalfment of Agriculture, each of Which might start awarding grants this fall.

In August, Governor Polis visited Elkhead Reservoir State Park in Craig on the state’s drought tour. Whereas there, he introduced thOn the Colorado River District, in halfnership with the Colorado Water Conservation Board, are doing their half To assist farmers by releasing 677 acre-ft of water from Elkhead Reservoir to native farmers, Freed from cost.

Featured picture: A view of the Collegiate Peaks from Centerville Ranch.

 

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