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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

USDA: farmers market grants available

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced in early April that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking grant applicants for the 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program.
Approximately $10 million is available for marketing operations such as farmers markets, community supported agriculture and road-side stands. The grants, which are administered by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), are available through a competitive application process on www.grants.gov. The grants aim to increase the availability of local agricultural products in communities throughout the county. They will also help strengthen farmer-to-consumer marketing efforts.

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