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Tree fruit groups do well with new MAP funding

  • November 20th, 2014

The nation’s tree fruit organizations fared well in 2015 funding allocations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program. Ten organizations representing tree fruit will receive more than $16 million of the $173 million allocated to help expand export markets.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the MAP funding allocations for fiscal year 2015 yesterday. The 2015 MAP allocations increased [...]

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