Maine Group Gets $750,000 Grant To Train New Farmers
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say that a Maine-based organization is getting $750,000 to train new groups of farmers.
The senators say the grant — awarded to the Portland-based group, Cultivating Community by the U.S. Department of Agriculture — will fund a project designed to help immigrants who are socially disadvantaged or have limited resources.
More than $18 million in grants was handed out nationally through the program that seeks to support new generations of farmers.