There is still time to apply for funding through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, but not much.
The Program was designed to provide financial support to farms and farmers who produce specialty crops, i.e., grapes, hops, etc… Approximately $66 million in funding is available nationwide with $1.4 million earmarked for New York. In New York, the program is being administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture. If you are considering seeking funding from the program do not delay! Applications in New York must be received by Friday, May 2, 2014.
Applications to be considered for funding can be found here http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AP/Slide/SpecialtyCrop.html.