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Wyoming ag department accepting grant proposals

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture is accepting project proposals for the 2016 United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop grant.

According to a news release from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, the state department will get more than $300,000 to help the competitiveness of specialty crops.

Proposals are due May 2 by a person, non-profit, municipality or educational institution. Grants will be considered up to $24,500 for specific three-year projects. Projects must have 25 percent in cash or in-kind match is required.

Projects must enhance Wyoming specialty crop competitiveness in domestic or foreign markets and can include research, promotion, marketing nutrition, food or plant safety, education programs or any other way that can help.

"The Wyoming Specialty Crop grant program has had a positive impact on specialty crop marketing and production in Wyoming," said Doug Miyamoto, Director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture.

For more information go to http://www.agriculture.wy.gov, call Ted Craig at (307) 777-6651 or email Craig at ted.craig@wyo.gov.

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­— Staff reports