SCLT Awarded $78,000 USDA Grant

Great news for Agriculture in Rhode Island!  SCLT has been awarded $78,000 through the USDA Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmer and Rancher program.  This funding will support farmers who sell fresh, healthy and affordable food in neighborhoods where it can be hard to find.  SCLT will offer expanded programs that:

1) provide farmers with training for improving productivity, increasing sales and planning for expansion,

2) assist farmers to access farm sites in urban and rural Rhode Island, and

3) work with farmers to increase their participation in USDA technical assistance, grant and loan programs.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grant awards today. Click here to read his announcement.

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