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$56M available for organic research, local food; $48.1M for specialty crops

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USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more that $56 million in grants available to local, regional food systems, farmers markets, and organic research. Vilsack also announced $48.1 million in funding will be available fiscal year 2017 through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative to support systems-based research and extension activities in specialty crops. The announcements were made at the New York Times Food for Tomorrow Conference. more

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