NM Dept. of Agriculture accepts apps for specialty crop grant

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is accepting applications of new proposals for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program until Feb. 15. Horticulture is an example of a specialty crop.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico Section of Agriculture (NMDA) is accepting new proposals for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Software (SCBGP).

The United States Office of Agriculture (USDA) proven the grant software with the goal of enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are described by the USDA as “fruits, greens, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops.” Through increased competitiveness of specialty crops, the objective is to improve meals access in underserved communities and enhance progress of area and rural food stuff systems.

The software is component of the Farm Monthly bill, and the USDA allocates funding to state departments of agriculture. Interested persons and non-federal entities (producer teams, non-profits, trade associations and colleges/universities) are eligible to apply The deadline for all proposal purposes is Monday, Feb. 15. In get to use, intrigued events ought to submit a task proposal to NMDA for assessment by a panel of personnel and industry experts. Grant money cannot be awarded to initiatives that exclusively profit a unique professional product or present a gain to a solitary firm, institution or an personal.