Dept. of Agriculture accepting proposals for specialty crop grants

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for specialty block grants.

Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, maple syrup and Christmas trees, among others.

Excluded are livestock, eggs and field crops such as soybeans and corn.

To be considered for funding, projects must focus on industry-related research, education, improved production or marketing of specialty crops. The grant application deadline is Feb. 17.

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