Monday, March 28, 2011

Funding available for specialty and organic farmers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced that new funding will be available through the USDA for specialty farms.

The funds will be available to farmers who want to venture into new specialty crop production or to obtain organic certification, according to a Missouri Department of Agriculture press release.

About $200,000 will be available during fiscal year 2011.

Specialty Crops are defined by the USDA as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, maple syrup, honey, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.


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