Nov 27, 2019
MDARD announces specialty crop public input opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Nov. 27 announced a public input opportunity regarding the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Public input is being sought to help ensure effective program priorities. Comments should be emailed to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Dec.  27, 2019.

The MDARD Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is federally funded and awards funds to projects to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan specialty crops. Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). 

Last year, funding priorities were focused on Market Enhancement; Research; and Training and Education.

For more information about Michigan’s Specialty Crop Block grants, visit www.michigan.gov/mdardgrants.

Please email all public comments to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on December 27, 2019. The input received will be considered when developing final program priorities for 2020.




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