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Colorado: REMINDER: Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for Wednesday in DenverVirginia: Census of Agriculture Countdown Begins for America’s Farmers and RanchersSpecialty Crop Grants AvailableGov. Ricketts Announces National Ag Week VisitsMassachusetts: Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Process Now OpenMichigan: Grants Available for Michigan's Specialty GroupsMissouri: Department of Agriculture Announces Grants for Missouri Specialty Crop ProducersNorth Dakota: Goehring Announces Availability of Specialty Crop GrantsNorth Carolina: NCDA&CS accepting applications for 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant ProgramOregon: ODA Accepting Proposals for 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant ProgramDelaware: State to Offer Produce Safety TrainingIdaho: 2017 Specialty Crop Grant Application Now OpenArkansas: AAD Opens 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to ApplicantsSouth Dakota: Funds Available for Specialty Crop AdvancementMinnesota: Specialty Crop Research and Development Grants AvailableMaryland: Food Safety Training for Fruit & Vegetable Producers Scheduled for March 27Alabama: USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Applications Being Accepted for State of AlabamaOklahoma: Specialty Crop Grants AvailableIowa: Grants Available to Help Promote Specialty CropsIllinois: IDOA Now Accepting Specialty Crop Grant ProposalsColorado Corn Administrative Committee awards $5,000 in grants to local 4-H programsNevada Prepares for Increased Invasive Species PopulationUSDA to Survey Virginia Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2017LDAF Seed Lab Discovery Prevents Significant Rice LossesNDA ENCOURAGES USE OF USLGE FUNDS TO PROMOTE LIVESTOCK EXPORTSVermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Announces Grant Funds to Enhance the Competitiveness of Vermont Specialty CropsOklahoma enumerators count among nation’s bestVirginia: Governor McAuliffe Announces $390,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural InterestsVermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Announces Grant Funds to Enhance the Competitiveness of Vermont Specialty CropsNebraska: NDA Seeks Proposals for Specialty Crop GrantsVirginia: Governor McAuliffe Announces $390,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural InterestsPrivate Sector Agriculture Leaders Join Department to Launch Economic Development Partnership with Team PAMinnesota: Governor Dayton Signs Agreement with USDA for $350 Million in Federal Funding to Protect and Improve Water Quality in MinnesotaFlorida: Statement by Commissioner Adam Putnam on Today’s Updated Citrus Crop ForecastFlorida: Commissioner Putnam Launches Educational Video Series: The Science of CookingMontana: MT Dept. of Agriculture Requesting Specialty Crop Block Grant ApplicationsMinnesota: Commissioner Frederickson announces Organic Advisory Task Force membersNew York: STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER HIGHLIGHTS NEARLY $27 MILLION AWARDED THROUGH THE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS TO GROW THE AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRIESMontana: EPA announces preliminary rule changes affecting MT pesticide applicatorsPennsylvania: Animal Agriculture Community Celebrates Milestones of Institutions that Safeguard State’s Livestock, Food SupplyNebraska: Nebraska Specialty Crop Projects Receive Funding from USDA Grant ProgramVirginia: USDA Offers New Opportunities to Enroll in Popular Conservation ProgramWest Virginia: WVDA Seeking 2017 Specialty Crop Grant ApplicationsOklahoma: Ag In the Classroom Lessons Add Meaning To HolidaysPennsylvania: Growing Pennsylvania’s Organic Farms Conference to Deep-Dive Into Proven Organic Production TechniquesNebraska: Nebraska Students Head to Taiwan as Part of Ag Student Exchange ProgramPennsylvania: Pennsylvania Launches Research Program for Industrial HempNebraska: Lt. Governor Foley, NDA Assistant Director Travel to Israel to Promote NE AgNevada: NDA Awarded $2 Million Food Safety Grant from U.S. FDAColorado: Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty CropsPennsylvania: PA Agriculture Department Announces Research Grants to Improve Knowledge, Practice on Industry Priority IssuesMinnesota: Susan Stokes Named Assistant Commissioner of AgricultureVermont: VT Farm to School Conference Gathers 250 Local and National Leaders to Listen, Learn, and Develop Plans to Grow Farm to School Throughout VermontSouth Dakota: Specialty Crop Sector in SD Receives Grant FundingVermont: VT Agency of Agriculture Grants Over $237K to Benefit Specialty Crop ProducersMaryland: State Agriculture Department Announces ‘Homegrown By Heroes’ ProgramNorth Carolina: Flooding, Drought Causes Concern about Winter Hay Supply; Website Launched to Connect Buyers and SellersWashington: Dr. Brian Joseph Appointed New State Veterinarian at WSDANew York: Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $4.9 Million Awarded to Protect Valuable and At-Risk Farmland Across the StateAlabama: 2016 USDA Drought Assistance Programs Available to Eligible Alabama FarmersPennsylvania: New State-Federal Cooperative Agreement adds Another $1 Million to Safeguard more PA FarmsVirginia: Governor McAuliffe Announces New Specialty Crop Grants for VirginiaKansas: KS Department of Agriculture Receives Specialty Crop Block GrantOregon: Bracing for Avian Influenza SeasonMaryland: Department Receives Funding to Implement Federal Produce Safety RulesLouisiana: FDA Awards LA Millions to Implement Food Safety RuleKentucky: Farm to School Month Spotlights Efforts to get more Local Foods into Kentucky SchoolsAlabama: Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded to 14 RecipientsNorth Carolina: Troxler Announces Availability of Farmland Preservation Grants; Application Deadline is Dec. 16California: CA Agriculture Leads Nation in Funding for Specialty CropsMissouri: Grants Awarded to Grow Demand for MO Specialty CropsMaryland: MDA Announces Funding for Fruits and Vegetables CropsWashington: WA Receives $4.3 million in Federal Specialty Crop Grant FundsDelaware: $300,000 Awarded to DE Crop ProjectsNorth Dakota: Goehring awards $2.3 Million in Specialty Crop GrantsIowa: Northey - 10 IA Projects to Receive Grants to Help Promote Specialty CropsMontana: Governor Bullock and Department of Agriculture Announce $1.2 million in Specialty Crop Block GrantsWest Virginia: WV Specialty Crop Projects awarded more than $200,000 in Grant FundsMichigan: MI Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Announces Specialty Crop Grant AwardeesIllinois: IDOA Receives Specialty Crop Grant FundsOregon: OR Receives $1.7 Million in Specialty Crop Block Grant FundsVermont: Agriculture - Critical to our Communities, our Economy, and our LandscapeNebraska: NDA Announces Availability of Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds for Nebraska Producers and HandlersPennsylvania: Agriculture Department Now Accepting Applications for Farm Succession Planning GrantsNorth Carolina: Hurricane Matthew Inflicts Significant Damage on NC AgricultureSouth Dakota: Connecting Agriculture - A Rewarding Time of YearKansas: Updated Agricultural Economic Impact Reports by County Now AvailableVermont: VT Agency of Agriculture Awarded $500,000 to Develop Produce Safety ProgramIowa: Additional Funds Available Through "Fueling our Future 100" InitiativeVermont: Agency of Ag Announces Statewide Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Grant ProgramMassachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Awards $350,000 to Urban Agriculture ProjectsVirginia: Governor McAuliffe Declares October As VA Pumpkin MonthArkansas: AR is One of Four States Selected to Participate in Specialty Crop Multi-State ProgramMontana: MDA awarded $300,000 to support Food Safety Modernization ActOregon: National Association Helps ODA and OR AgricultureWest Virginia: Stimulating the Growth of Agriculture in WVPennsylvania: Department of Agriculture, PA Poultry Industry Continue to Protect the Food Supply through Improved Egg Quality CertificationKansas: KS Companies Participate in Trade Mission to EthiopiaKansas: Agricultural Growth Summit Attended by Hundreds