Crops and Specialty Crops
DATCP main number: 608-224-5012
Specialty Crops Grants
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds are to be used to benefit the entire specialty crop industry as a whole and not provide direct profit to a specific organization, institution or individual. Applications are due by April 15.
Non-profit organizations, producer organizations, government agencies, universities and other agricultural groups are encouraged to apply for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds. DATCP seeks applicants that will enhance the competitiveness of Wisconsin's specialty crop industries in domestic and foreign markets.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8
) authorized the USDA to provide grants to states for the fiscal year 2013. Specialty crops are defined in law as: fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. A more comprehensive list of eligible specialty crops is at http://www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp