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Oregon agriculture gets a large boost from specialty crop block grants

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2012

Twenty two projects award $1.49 million

Oregon agriculture continues to benefit from federal funding aimed at boosting the competitiveness of the state’s fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops, and other specialty crops.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced this year’s recipients of more than $1.49 million as part of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

In all, 22 projects are being funded, reaching a broad geographic swath of Oregon and a variety of specialty crops.

Over the past five years of the just expired US Farm Bill, Oregon has received more than $6 million in funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which has paved the way for 112 projects throughout the state.

For the complete article see the 10-10-2012 issue.

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