USDA Announces Over $243 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen the Specialty Crop Industry

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of more than $243 million in grants to support specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and nursery crops through two USDA programs – the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Specialty Crop Research Initiative grants program.