Sunday, December 29, 2013

WV Farm Bill Funding Priorities Survey

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2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Funding Priorities Survey
In anticipation of the 2014 round of Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill (SCBGP-FB) funding, we would like to request assistance from the agriculture community to determine funding priorities. The funding agency, USDA, provides general priorities but allows states to add their own topics based on needs as long as the selected projects meet the criteria of solely enhancing specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined

as fruits and vegetables, horticultural products, honey, maple syrup and value added products manufactured in the state that contain at least 51% of eligible specialty crops. For a complete list, visit here.

Please evaluate previous federal and state funding priorities by ranking below. Space is provided at the end to propose additional priorities for consideration into our project Request for Proposal released in December, 2013 for submission in March, 2014. All responses are confidential and participation does not impact current or future funding. We appreciate your willingness to provide feedback on this important program.

Jean Smith
Director, Marketing & Development
(304) 558-2210;

(SCBGP-FB is authorized under Section 101 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 (7 U.S.C. 1621 note) and amended under Section 10109 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008,Public Law 110-246 (the Farm Bill). SCBGP-FB is currently implemented under 7 CFR part 1291 (published March 27, 2009; 74 FR 13313)

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