Secretary Vilsack Highlights Innovative Conservation Efforts During Midwest Farm Visit

Outlet: USDA

September 15, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will work with producers & forestland owners to develop & demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. The Secretary made the announcement while visiting a corn & soybean farm owned by the Ericksons, who have a 5 year Conservation Stewardship Program contract with & receive technical assistance from NRCS.