USDA Announces Funding for Native Seeds and Forest Nurseries

Aid will support reforestation efforts throughout the country.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has invested nearly $10 million to support its partnerships with forest nurseries and native seed cultivators. It is estimated that 146 million acres of U.S. land need reforestation to improve the health of their ecosystems, especially wildfire-stricken forests. This will require more than 75 billion trees and countless more native plants to accomplish. This initial investment made by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help address the current shortage of the baby trees and native seeds necessary to restore U.S. lands.

“As forests across the nation are confronted by the climate crisis, wildfire, natural disasters, and insect and disease outbreaks, it is critical to support nurseries and help them meet the demand for seedlings to restore healthy, resilient forests,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The Biden-Harris administration is making a forward-thinking investment in the nation’s reforestation pipeline and ensuring we have the capacity we need to restore the healthy and resilient forests that we all treasure.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he promotes seed cultivation and nursery support.
  • For USDA officials as they collaborate in reforestation partnerships.
  • For U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore to seek God’s discernment as he heads his agency.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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