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15 Iowa Organization Receive Grant Funds to Help Promote Specialty Crops

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 in Slider, Specialty Crops

15 Iowa Organization Receive Grant Funds to Help Promote Specialty Crops

USDA funds will help groups promoting fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will be awarding $238,548 grants to Iowa organizations to help enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Iowa. The Department received $276,310 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to support the program. “Specialty crops are a very important part of Iowa agriculture as they allow farmers to diversify and give customers access to locally...

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