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The USDA announced on Aug. 23 that $72.9 million will be awarded to 55 states and territories through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

As a speciality crop, chestnuts are enjoying a popularity that hasn’t been seen in about 100 years and growing them is fairly straightforward. Amy Miller of Route 9 which is part of Rural Action, a membership-based nonprofit organization based in Appalachian Ohio, says, "Chestnut trees can grow on irregular, uneven slopes with acidic soil or well-drained sandy soil, which is pretty typical of the Appalachian region of the U.S."

Urbanization has been both a blessing and a challenge for Maplestar Farms, which is located about 40 minutes from Cleveland, in Geauga County.

The Farm Service Agency's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program can be an important risk- management tool for fruit and vegetable growers.

The latest research on muck crops will be shared with Ohio growers at a July 27 field day in Huron County.

Hops continue to be on the rise in the U.S. and across the globe as consumer tastes and demand for beer with higher hopping rates persist.

A conference for fruit and vegetable growers is set for Feb. 7 at the Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Loveland.