AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(BUSKEY)–(AP)–California’s new land grant program allows counties to award up to $10 million in land grants to farmers and ranchers.
Under the program, the state will transfer the $10 billion to the counties and the counties will get $10.5 million in cash.
The counties will use the cash to hire and train farmers and landowners to grow more land.
The program will be available in all counties in California, which has more than 200 million acres of land.
In addition, California has more state lands than any other state and can transfer them to other states, including the District of Columbia, Alaska, Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.
California is the largest land grant recipient in the United States and the second largest in the world.
It is one of only three states to offer land grants that allow counties to use them to build up their land.
The other two are Texas and New York.
The state said the program will help farmers and ranchers in developing areas where land is scarce and often undeveloped.