The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) made $10 million available for California producers because of the state’s water problems and California drought. The money comes from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Services.
“With the challenges to California farmers cause by three of drought, we are making available much-needed assistance to some of the hardest-hit producers,” Chief of USDA’s NRCS, David White said.
The money is available through the USDA’s Environment Quality Incentives Program. It gives an additional $3 million to producers. Producers in Fresno, Kern, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare counties are eligible. Applicants can apply through April 9th at their local FSA office.
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