It may be hard to follow the money from the Federal level to your front door, but one such grant is helping farmers across California.
Through the Farm Bill, the USDA is responsible for a $9 million grant to target the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Researchers are currently trying to rid the industry of the bug that causes the disease Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening. The Senate Agriculture Committee announced Tuesday it would begin work next week on a new version of the bill. Authorized every five years, the last Farm Bill passed in 2008 with a nine-month extension earlier this year.
Read more about the project, and how the Farm Bill funds are directly impacting our local ag industry, in a recent article from Western Farm Press.
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