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Friday, July 11, 2008

USDA Research Dollars for Specialty Crops

Diversification is important for farmers. Adding specialty crops can help to even out the vagaries of the markets.

USDA Announces $28.4 Million in Funding for Specialty Crop Research

Jennifer Martin, (202) 720-8188

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2008 - Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced today that USDA is making available $28.4 million for research and extension projects in fiscal year 2008 to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by developing and disseminating science-based tools to address needs of specific crops.

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