California to get $54.5 million from feds for agriculture projects

California agriculture
Posted at 8:44 AM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-17 12:04:06-05

(KERO) — California is getting a big cash injection from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s specialty crop grant program.

$54.5 million will benefit farm boards, producers, and researchers.

Some 100 agricultural projects are also set to receive funds to boost specialty market sales of fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and nursery crops.

The money includes more than $31 million in stimulus funds to help the farming industry bounce back from the pandemic.