The Illinois Department of Agriculture has just released information to local, specialty farmers that the Federal Depart of Agriculture will be appropriating nearly $435,000 in grants for 2010.
The grants will be issued in hopes that hey will stimulate growth of specialty crops, such as pumpkins, strawberries, and cauliflower. The stimulation in growth will provide better access to freshly grown produce grown by these specialty farmers.
Illinois agriculture director Tom Jennings says the money will further raise awareness about the abundance of Illinois agricultural production and strengthen the state’s specialty crop industry.
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