Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding pool, with projects from the second funding pool to be announced later this year. It is anticipated that the investment will triple to more than $3 billion in pilot projects that will create market opportunities for American commodities produced using climate-smart production practices. Twenty-one (21) of the selected projects announced in the first pool are in California. The full list of selected projects is available here.