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60th District Digest Sept. 21

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The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission has announced an October 1, 2015 application deadline for the Agribusiness Grant Program.

Priority uses of Agribusiness grant funds include, but are not limited to:

    • Assisting tobacco farmers in transitioning into alternative agriculture enterprises, including traditional and specialty crops and livestock, wood products, aquaculture, viticulture and other agricultural products.
    • Assisting farmers with improved production techniques that result in increased profitability.
    • Increasing net farm income.
    • Expanding market opportunities for agricultural products, either through expansion of existing products and markets, or identification of new products and markets.
    • Finding new ways to add value to agricultural products.
    • Pilot and demonstration programs that have the potential for transferability. All applications must be submitted through the Commission's new on-line applicant portal,


Good news for any organization or individual who is searching for grant opportunities!

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60th District Digest Sept. 11

Posted in Newsletters


September 11th - the darkest day in American history since December 7th, 1941 - the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news about New York.

On this 14th anniversary of that awful day in 2001, may we remember those brave, selfless men and women who rushed towards danger as others watched in horror from the comfort of their homes. Yes, American life changed forever that fateful day but the indomitable American spirit had its finest hour when those courageous men and women worked day and night, countless hours around the clock, saving lives and offering hope to a nation in shock and mourning.

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