Posts tagged Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Today’s Topic: Federal grants will support specialty-crop sector

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2014 farm bill increased funding for the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to $72.5 million, which should lead to an increase in money allocated to North Carolina. The federal program aims to enhance the competitiveness […]

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Today’s Topic: Specialty-crop grants available

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS is offering about $1 million in grants to government, collegiate and nonprofit agencies interested in improving the competitiveness of specialty crops across the state. The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is funded by the U.S. […]

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Today’s Topic: Congress and the next farm bill

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss one of the big stories for agriculture in 2012 – Congress’ work on the next farm bill. Troxler says the farm bill is the biggest statement Congress makes about agricultural […]

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Today’s Topic: NASDA sets priorities for 2012 farm bill

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler recently attended the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Members voted to focus NASDA’s efforts for the 2012 farm bill on supporting the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, funding for […]

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News Roundup: March 26-April 1

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Cold snap shouldn’t harm NC strawberry crop,” WRAL-TV: It’s been a chilly spring so far, but it’s not cold […]

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Today’s Topic: Specialty crop block grants available

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program helps fund new projects to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the marketplace. Nearly $1.2 million is available this year through […]

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