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Nearly $28 Million in RAPP Funding Going to California Groups

Brian GermanAgri-Business, Funding, Trade

RAPP Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the recipients of the first round of the Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP), with several California-based entities to receive funding support. USDA is allocating a total of $300 million in RAPP funding to help build demand for American food and farm exports. A total of 66 organizations have been awarded through the first set of RAPP grants.

The California Olive Committee is set to receive $600,000, while $750,000 has been allocated for the California Cherry Marketing and Research Board. The California Agricultural Export Council and California Fresh Fruit Association are both to receive $1 million each in RAPP funding.

The California Table Grape Commission was awarded $3.35 million, while the California Prune Board is receiving $4.2 million. The largest awards for California-based groups include the California Walnut Commission at $7 million and Blue Diamond Growers/Almond Board of California at $10 million. The initial round of RAPP funding will help recipient organizations implement hundreds of projects covering an array of products and markets.

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Brian German
Ag News Director / AgNet West