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Producers First Program Seeks Participants

Small and mid-sized farmers seeking technical assistance have until April 19 to apply to participate in Producers First, a new grant program from the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Producers First awards grants up to $3,000 to pay for consulting assistance in the areas of financial organization, whole farm planning, market and product development, and similar areas. Production concerns, such as pest control and soil management, are not eligible for assistance under this program. To apply, go to