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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Rawson, Jean M. January 26, 2005.

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  • Rawson, Jean M. Specialist in Agricultural Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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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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  • January 26, 2005

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  • Aug. 10, 2006, 3:29 p.m.

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Rawson, Jean M. Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Specialty Crops: A Primer on Government Programs, report, January 26, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs9119/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.