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Michigan specialty crop ratings slide

National ratings for nearly 20 commodities in Michigan dropped in the latest ag census. “The rankings are really important and they also only tell part of the story.” Michigan State University’s Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics assistant professor Molly Sears focuses on specialty crop... Read More.

Michigan specialty crop farms see increase in 2022 Census

The latest Ag Census finds Michigan has lost more than 2,000 farms and nearly 300,000 acres of farmland since 2017, but there were some surprising increases. NASS Director for the Great Lakes Region Marlo Johnson tells Brownfield, “The number of farms and land and... Read More.

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.

KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.The grant funds are in turn granted to... Read More.