Minnesota specialty crop producers and programs get boost from USDA
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The State of Minnesota will get a share of $55 million dollars in 2010 Specialty Crop Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program supports projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops, which are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. The 2010 federal allocation is 10 percent higher than last year's funding.
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