Farm Bill Presents New Opportunities

August 2008
American Fruit Grower;Aug2008, Vol. 128 Issue 8, p7
The article focuses on the 2008 Farm Bill passed by the U.S. Congress in late May 2008. Some of the provisions of the Farm Bill, include full recognition of specialty crops, expansion of the fruit and vegetable snack program to all U.S. states, expansion of the specialty crop block grant program and the creation of a Specialty Crop Research Initiative, as well as a permanent disaster program. Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and some Congressional offices are working with USApple and other members of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance.


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