The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service was recently awarded a $1 million conservation innovation grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to be used to help individual farmers and ranchers become more efficient in their use of energy.
The grant money, announced Sept. 15, will be used to help individual farmers and ranchers become more efficient in their use of energy.
FDACS was one of 47 public and private entities around the U.S. that will receive funding.
Conservation innovation grants, funded by Environmental Quality Incentive Program money derived from the federal farm bill, are intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative energy conservation practices.
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