Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Specialty Crops: A Primer on Government Programs

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U.S. farmers grow more than 250 types of fruit, vegetable, tree nut, flower,
ornamental nursery, and turfgrass crops in addition to the major bulk commodity
crops. Although specialty crops are ineligible for the federal commodity price and
income support programs, they are eligible for other types of U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) support, such as crop insurance, disaster assistance, and, under certain conditions, ad hoc market loss assistance payments. This report describes the federal programs of importance to the specialty crop sector, and provides the most recent funding information available for them.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 26, 2005
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Rawson, Jean M.

Specialist in Agricultural Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 26, 2005
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U.S. farmers grow more than 250 types of fruit, vegetable, tree nut, flower,
ornamental nursery, and turfgrass crops in addition to the major bulk commodity
crops. Although specialty crops are ineligible for the federal commodity price and
income support programs, they are eligible for other types of U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) support, such as crop insurance, disaster assistance, and, under certain conditions, ad hoc market loss assistance payments. This report describes the federal programs of importance to the specialty crop sector, and provides the most recent funding information available for them.

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26 Pages.

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