- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Department of Agriculture will award more than $300,000 in federal grant funds to farmers who produce and market specialty crops in the state.

The News Journal reports (https://delonline.us/1Xxs4H7) that the Department announced the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program on Tuesday. Delaware farmers can apply for funds to grow and sell fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. Projects may run from one to three years.

Corn, soybeans and animal agriculture are excluded from the grant.

Applications will be accepted through June 3. Those eligible are farmers, nonprofit organizations, government entities, for-profit companies and educational institutions based in Delaware or with an affiliation to the state.

Those interested can download an application at de.gov/scbg.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com


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