The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York Farm Viability Institute are accepting applications for projects to utilize up to $600,000 under the Specialty Crop Block Grant program through a competitive bid process by Feb. 14.
The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NYSDAM and NYFVI are seeking proposals for research and grower education projects that aim to enhance the competitiveness of New York’s specialty crop producers and increase the long-term success of the state’s agricultural industry.
New York state’s specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, dried fruits, hops, maple syrup, honey, horticulture and nursery crops.
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