Oregon Receives $2 Million In Specialty Crop Funds
The Oregon Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this year's Specialty Crop Block Grant Programs Funds.
In Oregon, nearly $2 million will fund 24 projects to help boost the competitiveness of the state's crops. Mainly fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops and other specialty crops.
ODA Director Katy Coba said, "Over the years, these federal funds have provided much needed assistance to Oregon's specialty crop producers and produced some terrific projects that have made a difference."
"I am once again excited to see the results of these newly funded projects. I anticipate they will continue to bolster our reputation and competitiveness in the marketplace," said Coba.
Over the past eight years, Oregon has received close to $11 million in funding from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which has paved the way for 187 projects throughout the state.
Oregon ranks seventh in the nation in production of specialty crops.
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