A new climate strategy for agriculture was announced at Michigan State University on Thursday in East Lansing by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The program, "Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry", consists of ten aspects. Many of the changes are voluntary and come from the Farm Bill, signed into law last year. If farmers follow the suggestions, there are incentives such as grants, low-interest loans and technical assistance. (MLive)

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