Department of Agriculture offering specialty crop grants

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Updated: 1/27/2014 7:15 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A new grant program could mean more specialty crops in Nevada.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block grant program announced on Monday that new grant funds are now available. Individual agricultural producers, non-profits, agricultural associations, disadvantaged farmers, and anyone wanting to improve the specialty crop industry is encouraged to apply for the grant.

Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables. tree nuts, horticulture, and nursery crops. Letters of intent to apply for the funds are due by April 8.

For more information, contact Katie Jameson at 353-3639.
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Kramer - 1/28/2014 12:33 PM
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I knew NV Ag could whup those hippie growers in CA, OR, WA, even AZ where's there's good soil, climate, water, and buyers. Can we import more golf tees?

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JesseAlexander - 1/27/2014 9:18 PM
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But not Quinoa, or other specialty drought crops, greens, and grains. They should really remove specialty from the name of that grant.

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