Massachusetts Grants Help Farmers Address Climate Change
Massachusetts state government has awarded $1 million in grants to 40 agricultural operations in the state to install practices that help mitigate their impacts on climate change and adapt to changing climate conditions. The grants were awarded through the Agricultural Climate Resiliency & Efficiencies (ACRE) Program, which funds materials and labor for the implementation of practices that work to improve soil health and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The program also offers incentives for agricultural operations to proactively address risks and strengthen their economic and environmental resiliency as they adapt to the changing climate. Proposals that address both mitigation and adaptation in their proposals are prioritized for funding. A list of funded projects is available online.