USDA Awards $113 Million to State Departments of Agriculture for Specialty Crop Promotion, Research

Amanda Bryant Culp Posted on 10/27/2015 by Amanda Bryant Culp

Earlier this month, the USDA awarded more than $113 million in Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG) to support farmers growing fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops, also known as “specialty crops,” through research, agricultural extension activities, and programs to increase demand and address the needs of America's specialty crop industry. The SCBG Program is a top priority for NASDA Members.

Vermont: VT Agency of Agriculture Grants Over $255K to Benefit Specialty Crop Producers
Michigan: Specialty Crop Grant Awards Announced to Boost Michigan's Food and Agriculture Industry
Maryland: MD Announces Funding for Fruits and Vegetables Crops
Washington: WA Receivers $4.1 Million in Federal Specialty Crop Grant Funds
Pennsylvania: Nearly $1 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to Help Grow Pennsylvania’s Specialty Crop Industry
Oregon: OR Receives $2 Million in Specialty Crop Block Grant Funds
Montana: Governor Bullock & Dept. of Agriculture Award $1.2 Million in Specialty Crop Block Grants

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