ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a competitive grant program to fund projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.
The department is accepting applications through May 29.READ MORE: President Biden Announces Travel Restrictions On Eight South African Countries In An Effort To Slow The Spread Of New COVID-19 Variant
It is awarding $450,000 in grants for projects with a minimum level of $15,000.READ MORE: Police: Murder Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Baltimore Home After Firing Shots At Officers
The department says special consideration will be given to projects that address food safety and market products with Maryland’s best branding. Special consideration also is being given to projects that have efficient distribution systems.
The department defines specialty crops as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops.MORE NEWS: Shoppers Across Maryland Return To Stores For Black Friday As Retailers Face Supply, Staffing Challenges
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