Thursday, October 28, 2010
Secretary Ann Wright, the Deputy Under Secretary for USDA's Marketing and Regulatory Program, visited New Roots Community Farm in San Diego yesterday. The farm is a project of International Rescue Committee (IRC) that highlights USDA's grant funding for invasive species research in California. USDA awarded California Department of Food and Agriculture, $152,250 in Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds in September. Part of these grant funds will go to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee in California. This committee is partnering with the California Farm Bureau to target invasive species throughout the state. Click here to read more.