Monday, June 17, 2013

Sullivan County Awarded Money for Food Hub

The Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency has been awarded $213,400 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Rural Enterprise Development Grants.

The county will use the money to develop a centrally located aggregation and distribution food hub. 

According to a story on Agri-Pulse, "part of the goal of these grants is to serve 'historically underserved communities' to help them rebuild their economies. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack said this is part of a plan to build the communities for long-term growth."

A total of $4.9 million in grants was awarded. The Sullivan County award was the only one in New York state.

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