RI DEM News Release: DEM Announces Award of $205,311 in Farm Viability Grants to Enhance and Promote Rhode Island Specialty Crops

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The Department of Environmental Management has announced the award of farm viability grants totaling $205,311 for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

R.I. DEM News Release: Governor Chafee, DEM Celebrate RI Agriculture Day at State House

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For Release: April 25, 2013 Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402 GOVERNOR CHAFEE, DEM DIRECTOR COIT, RINLA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHANNON BRAWLEY, FARMERS AND LEGISLATORS CELEBRATE RHODE ISLAND AGRICULTURE DAY IN STATE HOUSE FESTIVITIES TODAY PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management hosted Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House today to recognize the importance [….]

R.I. DEM News Release: DEM Agriculture Chief Ayars receives Award of Merit from RINLA

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For Release: January 23, 2013 Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402 DEM AGRICULTURE CHIEF KEN AYARS RECEIVES MERIT AWARD FROM RI NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION PROVIDENCE – Ken Ayars, chief of the Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture, received the Award of Merit from the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA) at the [….]