2014 Farm Bill’s marquee specialty crop programs now providing funding
Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new funding to help grow Florida’s, and the nation’s, specialty crop industries. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and nursery products. The funding is being provided through the 2014 Farm Bill’s marquee specialty crop programs, which substantially increased specialty crop support for fruit and vegetable growers.
The 2014 Farm Bill provided historic support to strengthen rural communities by supporting local and regional markets and improving access to fresh, healthy, and nutritious high quality products for millions of Americans. It is one of relatively few bipartisan pieces of legislation passed during this session of Congress.