Specialty Crop Multi-State Program Awards $9.5 Million in Grants

USDA announced the award of $9.5 million in grants through the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program. A total of 11 collaborative, multi-state projects received funding to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. specialty crops. The funded projects address topics such as food safety in cover crop grazing, increasing pomegranate yields, enhancing avocado production, laser scarecrows, and chestnut genetics. A full list of grant recipients and their project descriptions is available on the SCMP Awarded Grants page of the Agricultural Marketing Service website.