Maine Announces Specialty Crop Grants

Maine is partnering with USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to invest $538,073 to support Maine specialty crop producers. Among this year’s awards are two for research at the University of Maine to improve blueberry production, including education and training components for producers. University researchers also won awards to improve the yield and quality of the potato crop and reduce pests. Additional grants relate to produce and food safety and a K-12 nursery plant outreach program.