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Funding focus: 2010 Specialty Crop Block Grants

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection requests applications for competitive process grants under USDA’s 2010 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Selected proposals will be submitted to the USDA for final approval and projects should be able to commence in late fall or early winter 2010. Eligible projects will enhance the competitiveness of Wisconsin specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets and must provide a benefit to more than just the applicant. For more information on the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, please see http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/scbgp.

SPECIALTY CROPS

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Tree nuts
  • Dried Fruits
  • Horticulture
  • Nursery Crops (including Floriculture)

RESEARCH PRIORITIES

  • Market Development
  • Pest and Disease control
  • Enhancing Food Safety
  • Protecting Key Resources – Land, Water, and Labor
  • Innovation within the Specialty Crop Industry

DEADLINE
4 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
http://www.datcp.state.wi.us/mktg/business/marketing/val-add/specialty_crops_grants/index.jsp

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