USDA Announces Targeted Assistance to Help Break the Cycle of Rural Poverty: StrikeForce Funds to Assist Conservation Efforts in 20 States

Outlet: USDA

May 20, 2014

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $15 million in targeted assistance will be provided to help farmers, ranchers & private forest owners in rural areas of 20 states that experience “persistent poverty.” The funding, part of USDA’s StrikeForce initiative, can be used for conservation activities, including water conservation improvements & soil protection.