The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded 2018 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG) to sixteen recipient organizations across Minnesota. The grant program aims to boost the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Minnesota through research, education, or market development projects, such as development of new plant varieties, marketing campaigns, and helping producers to comply with food safety requirements. Click below for more information on who received the grants, what they’ll be used for and how to apply for next year:
$2 million available for on-farm projects
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson asks livestock producers to apply for a portion of $2 million in grants available for on-farm improvements as part of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Program. [Read more…] about Community News: State grants help fund livestock farm improvements
Include Private Wells
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new proposal to expand the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s AgBMP Loan Program would help rural landowners repair, replace or treat private wells that do not meet drinking water standards.