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Vilsack announces expanded Climate Smart Commodities package

The Biden administration is already expanding a new climate initiative for agriculture. 

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday USDA will utilize 2.8 billion dollars in Commodity Credit Corporation funding to launch 70 selected projects under the first pool of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. “We’re excited about the fact that over 50 universities, historic Black colleges, and minority institutions, will be involved in partnering with major food companies, with major agricultural and commodity groups, with conservation and environmental groups.”

Vilsack says the initial 70 approved projects cover a variety of commodities and have matching funds from the private sector.

Vilsack announces expanded Climate Smart Commodities package