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Nebraska Specialty Crop Projects Receive $823,000 in USDA Grants


October 28, 2020

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded $822,737 in grants to fund 16 projects designed to strengthen the specialty crop industry in Nebraska. The USDA provides grant monies through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) to fund research and ag education activities to increase demand for specialty crops. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) monitors and administers Nebraska’s specialty crop program.

“Nebraska is home to a diverse range of agricultural products due in part to the state’s varying terrain, elevation, soil and climate,” sai...

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