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Signup opening for 2023 assistance for on-farm food safety expenses for specialty crop growers

Deadline for calendar Year 2022 applications is Jan. 31


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding specialty crop producers of available assistance to help cover certain costs of complying with regulatory and market-driven food safety certification requirements.

Applications for the Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops — FSCSC — program for eligible 2022 costs are due by Jan. 31, 2023.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept applications for 2023 costs from Feb. 1, 2023, to Jan. 31, 2024. 

FSA is making available up to $200 million through the FSCSC program, which is part of USDA’s broader effort...


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