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KDA accepting applications for 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has opened the application period for the 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. KDA says the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service will award funds to projects and organizations that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops and make a positive impact... Read More.

Illinois projects to be funded through Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has awarded the Illinois Department of Agriculture more than $544,000 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The money will fund eight projects within the state designed to create new market opportunities for Illinois specialty crops. More than $100,000 will... Read More.

House votes to block Biden WOTUS rule

The U.S. House has voted to block the Biden administration’s Waters of the U.S. Rule. House Joint Resolution #27 passed Thursday by a vote of 227 to 198, with nine members not voting.  The bill advances to the Democrat-controlled Senate, and if it survives... Read More.

Illinois Specialty Crop Block Grant program applications open

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has opened applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant program. The department plans to distribute more than $544,000 over a three-year period in an effort to expand availability of locally grown produce and increase competitiveness of the Illinois specialty... Read More.

Specialty crop block grants available

South Dakota farmers, researchers and organizations have until March 24 to apply for USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants. The grants can be used for projects focused on expanding crop production and research, and market access. USDA says projects could receive funding up to... Read More.

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program seeking applicants

The USDA says by the end of 2023, the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will have invested more than one billion dollars. USDA Under Secretary Jenny Lester Moffitt tells Brownfield since 2006, the farm bill funds have supported more than 12,000 projects. “USDA and our... Read More.

Additional Specialty Crop Block grant funding announced

More than $1 million in federal Specialty Crop Block grants have been awarded to support Michigan projects. Senator Debbie Stabenow says the additional support will help producers keep their competitive edge as they continue to recover from COVID-19 pandemic challenges. The funding comes from the... Read More.

Wisconsin distributes USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant dollars

Fifteen Wisconsin projects are getting funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program. State ag officials say the projects will get more than a million dollars for work designed to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crop industries using research, education, and market development. The... Read More.