North Dakota getting $2.3 million to boost specialty crops

April 7, 2015 1:50 PM

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will see another large infusion of federal money this year to boost the development of specialty crops in a state that's already among the nation's leading producers of dry peas, lentils, honey and confection sunflowers.

The state will dole out $2.3 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to farmers, food companies and researchers involved in the production and processing of the lesser-known crops, state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said late last month. The deadline for grant application...

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