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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan to Announce Specialty Crop Research and Extension Grants in 19 States

Media Contact: Office of Communications, (202) 720-4623

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2010 – MONDAY, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will host a national media conference call to announce 28 grants to solve specialty crop agriculture issues through research and extension activities. The projects funded address research and extension needs for crops that span the entire spectrum of specialty crops production.

States benefiting from this announcement include: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. 

WHAT: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will host a national media conference call to announce 28 grants to solve specialty crop agriculture issues through research and extension activities.

WHEN: Monday, October 25, 2010
           1:30 p.m. EDT

HOW:  Audio Bridge Number:  800-857-5233
PASSCODE: BMTC (Given Verbally)
Trouble number – 202-720-8560

All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode.  To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

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