Posts Tagged: Greenbook

Deadline for a Strengthened Sustainable Ag Grants Program Announced

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced yesterday that it will award up to $250,000 in 2014 for on-farm sustainable agriculture research or demonstration projects. That funding amount is good news: it marks a $150,000 increase from previous years. The Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program has supported farming innovations in the state for almost a… Read more »

MDA Sustainable Ag Program Under Siege (Again)

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Remember the financial punch to the stomach the MDA’s Sustainable Ag Demonstration Grant Program took in 2009? Well, the Senate is attempting to finish the job with a budget proposal that provides no funding for the program—zilch. And final decisions on the program’s fate could be made as early as Monday. Click here to learn… Read more »