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USDA rolls out effort to boost competitiveness for specialty crops

The Agriculture Department has a lot of services, funding and tools for specialty crop farmers – including a new $100 million program to help producers sell their crops overseas – and the USDA wants to make sure that those farmers take advantage of them, Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small told reporters Thursday.


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USDA expands specialty crop insurance options, eyes additional steps

USDA is expanding and enhancing crop insurance product for fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops and considering some additional steps that could help address the sector’s priorities. But some additional funding and statutory authority may be needed in the next farm bill to make changes sought by growers, according to the Risk Management Agency.
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