2023 Special Crop Block Grant Application

The 2023 Special Crop Grant application period is now open. BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has announced that the application period for the 2023 Special Crop Block Grant is now open. The deadline for submission of all application materials is Sunday, March 5, 2023. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Read more

It’s time for the Pennsylvania State Horticultural Convention.

We are at the beginning of what I call “meeting season” – that time when researchers, industry representatives and extension educators give updates on all things horticulture. This is the time of year when you as a grower can attend these meetings as there is generally no field work to be done such as watering … Read more

15 special crop block grants were awarded in 2022

Image by Devon Breen from Pixabay. The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $780,776 through the 2022 Special Crop Block Grant Program. Funding for the program was provided by the US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service. The objective of the SCBG program is to increase the competitiveness of specialty crops. According to … Read more

NCDA&CS is accepting applications for the 2023 Special Crop Block Grant Program

For quick releaseTuesday, January 10, 2023 Contact: Jennie Keith, managerNCDA&CS Division of Research StationsJenni.keith@ncagr.gov NCDA&CS accepting applications Special Crop Block Grant Program for 2023 RALEIGH – The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant applications for the Special Crop Block Grant Program. Charities and government … Read more

Farm programs: The new farm bill includes several areas of spending

In the year The final year for the current farm bill, which expires on September 30, 2023, will be the 2023 crop year — unless an extension is granted. The Farm Bill is one of the most comprehensive pieces of legislation passed by Congress. Passage of the new farm bill is very complicated, with programs … Read more

Window sill gardening is a great winter project for kids

Looking for a summer project to pass the time? How about experimenting with gardening this summer? Unfortunately, there is still a lot of time left. Your kids, your grandkids, your neighbor’s kids – most kids love to get their hands in the dirt. So, try some window sill planting fun. The best seeds for this … Read more

‘Long and hard… but very rewarding’: Farmers reflect on high rainfall, tonnage and costs in one year.

Regardless of location or industry, 2022 is set to be a big year for Western Australian farmers. Main points: Farmers describe the 2022 season as unusual, rewarding and challenging. In many cases, high rainfall, tonnage and pricing all contributed to a busy crop year. Looking ahead to 2023, industries are hoping for stability and another … Read more

Innovation brings pride, jobs and strawberries

Tracy Clawson says it’s an “amazing feeling” to have work closer to Kaikohe than driving to Waipapa every day. Photo / Peter de Graaf A new horticultural innovation is bringing jobs and pride to Kaikohe – and fresh strawberries to Northland consumers. The first crop at the Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park, east of Kaikohe, … Read more

The Wisconsin Cranberry Research Station is collecting the crop for the second year

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WXOW) — The Wisconsin Cranberry Research Station (WCRS) will harvest the first full crop of cranberries since the great cranberry crop that opened in August. Wisconsin is the nation’s leading producer of cranberries and, as of 2015, Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association Executive Director Tom Lochner predicted the state would grow even … Read more

Oh, deer, what a mess!

Niagara County farmers have been concerned about wildlife encroachment, especially deer, in recent years. Local deer are venturing into areas where they are not normally seen. “Deer ad has been seen in densely populated areas, in residential areas and even in cities,” said John Farfaglia, Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulture instructor. It could be due to … Read more