Numerous States Praise Specialty Crop Block Grants

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Since the USDA's announcement of FY2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) awards last week many states have shared press releases with us. The SCBG Program is a top priority for NASDA members and helps promote agricultural innovation and improve marketing of specialty crops across the United States.

Alabama: USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities
Colorado: Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty Crops
Illinois: IDOA Awarded Specialty Crop Grant Funds
Iowa: Northey: Nine Iowa Organizations to Receive Grants to Help Promote Specialty Crops
Kansas: Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded
New Jersey: Christie Administration Awarded $777,000 in Federal Grant Funds to Promote Garden State Agricultural Products
North Dakota: Goehring Awards $435,000 in Specialty Crop Grants
Oregon: Oregon Receives $1.5 Million in Specialty Crop Block Grant Funds
Pennsylvania: Nearly $1 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to Help Specialty Crop Industry Grow
Virginia: State Announces More Than $450,000 in Specialty Crop Grants for Virginia
Washington:$3.2 Million in Federal Grants for Washington's Specialty Crops
West Virginia: Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick Announces 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Award Recipients