R.I. farmers, tree growers part of ‘climate-smart’ projects

PROVIDENCE – Three multistate projects that will benefit Rhode Island farmers, tree growers and consumers will share $135 million in federal funding, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Thursday. The funding is part of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities program, which is investing $2.8 billion in climate-smart agriculture policies and projects nationwide…

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