New York – More than 100 New York farms that have been impacted by climate change will divvy up $16 million in climate resilience farming grants.
The 116 farms selected to receive the grant money will help eliminate 64,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to one years’ worth of emissions from over 14,000 cars.
“The Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program is addressing these challenges head on, helping our farmers to implement projects that prevent weather-related damage and also ensure our farmers are part of the solution to climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing their environmental footprint,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul
Through the program’s seven rounds, nearly $36 million have been awarded to over 380 farms in New York for the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) awarded the following regions as part of the Round 7 grants:
- Capital Region: $1,221,092 to work with 4 farms
- Central New York: $1,817,866 to work with 17 farms
- Finger Lakes: $4,342,175 to work with 40 farms
- Hudson Valley: $381,210 to work with five farms
- Mohawk Valley: $2,804,446 to work with 12 farms
- North Country: $1,283,743 to work with 15 farms
- Southern Tier: $1,801,037 to work with 11 farms
- Western New York: $1,469,802 to work with 12 farms