9/26/2013 7:48 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - A program that supported specialty crop farmers awarded more than $186,000 in federal grants to 16 projects in the state.
The money went to help the competitiveness of specialty crops including: fruits, vegetables, horticulture projects, honey, maple syrup, and Christmas trees.
State Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick said projects in nine counties including Fayette and Raleigh received the money.