Wisconsin farmers will receive some of the $2.8 billion dollars the federal government is investing in climate-smart agriculture projects.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited a dairy farm in Pepin County on Thursday to celebrate the funding from the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture first started the program in February with $1 billion in funding. But Vilsack said the agency received more than 1,000 applications requesting over $20 billion, prompting the agency to look for additional funding to support the program.

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