- Associated Press - Friday, April 3, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Department of Agriculture says it wants to fund projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and nursery crops.

The agency said Thursday it will administer $340,000 in grant funds provided by the 2014 federal farm bill.

The department says it’s seeking applications for projects that aim to promote or enhance production and access to Maryland specialty crops.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 8.

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