U.S. Department of Agriculture

North Carolina researchers seek organic alternative to chlorine

May 24, 2013

The Grower Melissa Shipman North Carolina State University, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, has secured a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the safety of organic produce. The group’s study, “Alternative Post-harvest Washing Solutions to Enhance the Microbial Safety and Quality of Organic Fresh Produce,” began in fall […]

N.C. STATE HELPS AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES GAIN $1.2 MILLION IN USDA GRANTS

February 07, 2012

Plants for Human Health Institute N.C. State University’s North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program provided more than $100,000 in matching funds to help N.C. agricultural producers apply for and secure nearly $1.2 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants. The USDA last week announced the recipients of its Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG), eight of which […]