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By Cait Caughey
Farm and Community associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Grant program can help recover costs associated with pandemic response, safety


November 4, 2021

Creating a safe environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic often means additional expenses for farmers, farmers markets, food processors and distributors.

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture program may be able to help. The Pandemic Response and Safety Grants program provides funding to help small-scale specialty crop producers and processors, other select producers, meat and other processors, distributors and farmers markets recover some of the costs incurred, including for measures to protect workers.

Expenses between Jan. 27, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, in following categories - w...

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