Over $600,000 in Specialty Crop Grants Awarded| 10/4/2012
"These grants are designed to increase production and sales of North Dakota specialty crops such as fresh fruits, vegetables, confection sunflowers, beans, peas, lentils, wine grapes, potatoes and more," Goehring said. "Since these crops are not protected under commodity titles, the grants provide much-needed funds for research and product and market development, enabling producers to reach wider markets in the U.S. and overseas."
According to the ND Department of Agriculture, specialty crops are defined in law as "fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture."
More information and a list of grant recipiants can be found on the North Dakota Department of Agriculture website.