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Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed

Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed
The Virginia Tobacco Commission has awarded a grant to help grow Southern Virginia wineries.



State, federal grant money available to farmers

State, federal grant money available to farmers
Two of the latest grant opportunities for Virginia farmers and agribusiness operators are the Virginia Farm Business Development Program, announced last fall, and a federal local foods and farmers’ market grant program.



Vineyard grant expected to boost wine grape acreage in Southside

An $800,000 Southern Virginia Vineyard Development and Expansion Grant available through the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is expected to foster new and expanded wine grape acreage in Southside Virginia.



County Farm Bureau using mini-grant to promote agriculture

Greensville County Farm Bureau educated children about agriculture this year with the help of a mini-grant from the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education.



Mini-grants help county Farm Bureaus promote agriculture

Carroll County and Smyth County Farm Bureaus are pursuing projects that will teach children about agriculture this year—with support from the 2016 White-Reinhardt Fund for Education mini-grant program.



Twenty Virginia companies receive value-added grants worth $3.9 million

Twenty Virginia companies are among recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture value-added grants to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs develop new product lines.



Could indoor farms be oases in food deserts?

Inside a 100-year-old former YMCA, researchers from Virginia State University are discovering which techniques for indoor farming work best in an urban environment—and hoping to help reduce the problem of food deserts in American cities.



Record number of farmers applied for conservation cost-share funds

Almost 1,500 Virginia livestock farmers have signed up for state cost-share funding to install conservation practices on their farms.



AITC awards 25 mini-grants for school projects

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom awarded more than $12,500 in grant funding to 25 schools and other education programs through its mini-grant program this fall.



State awards nearly $2 million in farmland preservation grants

Six Virginia localities are receiving fiscal 2016 grants to place working farmland under permanent conservation easements.



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