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MDARD Calls for Specialty Crop Public Input
Michigan Ag Connection - 12/02/2019

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today announced a public input opportunity regarding the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Public input is being sought to help ensure effective program priorities. Comments should be emailed to by 5 p.m. on Dec. 27.

The MDARD Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is federally funded and awards funds to projects to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan specialty crops. Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).

Last year, funding priorities were focused on Market Enhancement; Research; and Training and Education.

For more information about Michigan's Specialty Crop Block grants, visit

Please email all public comments to by 5 p.m. on Dec. 27. The input received will be considered when developing final program priorities for 2020.

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