$2 million grant awarded to N.D. for specialty crops

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Bean growers and more have reason to celebrate.

More than $2 million have been made available for specialty crop grants in North Dakota. Specialty crops are defined as "fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops," by the farm bill. The money from this grant is going toward pest and disease research, and marketing the crops.

"Wheat, Corn, and Soybeans. They have checkoffs or assessments that they use to help advance those crops specifically, but there was nothing for specialty crops," said Doug Goehring, the Agriculture Commissioner
North Dakota is one of the top producers of specialty crops in the country.