Washington Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Awards

Washington State Department of Agriculture is awarding $4.7 million in specialty crop block grants to 20 projects submitted by non-profits, government organizations, universities and community colleges, and agricultural commissions. Grants range from $106,000 to $250,000 and include efforts to control pests and diseases, improve food safety and minimize recalls, train and educate growers and food processors, improve innovative technologies, and market specialty crops.