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Historic climate funding package clears Senate

The Democratic-controlled Senate on Sunday passed an historic package of financial incentives for cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, including a dramatic increase in farm bill conservation programs aimed at spurring farmers to adopt climate-related farming practices.
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Application process, reimbursement requirement can create barriers for rural groups seeking federal grants

Federal programs intended to help farms and other rural businesses can have intimidating application processes or payment structures that render them inaccessible to some of their target recipients. Testimony in front of some congressional committees is raising these concerns while a series of webinars aims to help farmers and food entrepreneurs navigate the process.
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Farmer sentiment shows slight July bump

The nation’s producers are feeling a little better about the state of farm finances but are still a little worried about the prices they’ll receive for their commodities, and those they will have to pay for important inputs in the next year.
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