USDA ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR AGRICULTURAL
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday
(July 12) the awarding of 26 matching grants totaling $1,316,000
to 20 states and Puerto Rico to support agricultural market research
and demonstration projects.
The grants, provided under the Federal-State Marketing
Improvement Program, will be used to explore new and innovative
approaches to marketing U.S. food and agricultural products and
improve efficiency and performance of the marketing system.
The $28,000 awarded to Florida will go to the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation
with the Florida Sweet Corn Exchange, to assess new market potential
for increasing consumer consumption of fresh market winter sweet
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