https://northarvestbean.org/wp-content/uploads/northarvest-bean-logo.png 0 0 Red River Farm Network https://northarvestbean.org/wp-content/uploads/northarvest-bean-logo.png Red River Farm Network2021-02-09 16:22:442021-02-10 16:23:51Additional Flexibility for Specialty Crop Block Grants Requested
Additional Flexibility for Specialty Crop Block Grants Requested
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has requested to protect farm workers and additional support for the specialty crop industry. In a letter to Acting Agriculture Secretary Kevin Shea, the organization asks for extra flexibility for the use of Specialty Crop Block Grants. These uses could include vaccination programs for agricultural workers, building COVID-19 related infrastructure and offsetting increased costs for worker housing and transportation.