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State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Funding For Specialty Crops

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New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball announced Friday (October 20) more than $1.36 million that’s available to support New York’s specialty crop industry.

The funding will be put towards 12 advanced research, education and marketing projects that will help specialty crop farms across the state grow and remain competitive.

New York’s specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, maple syrup and honey, and are among the state’s most valuable agricultural products.

Since the USDA began the Specialty Crop Grant program in 2006, New York State has been awarded $12.5 million for 129 specialty crop projects across the State.

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