7/22/20 – Extra help for small farmers

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,  the farming industry supports more than 800,000 jobs in the state of Michigan.

The Small Farm Safety Grant Program will have $1.25 million dollars available to some smaller  farms in the state.

The money is made possible through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

It will be available to farms with fewer than 10 employees,  farms that have proof they are in good standing , and can show that taxes are being paid.

The grant money is for testing and training workers, buying protective equipment, and for procedures ensuring the safety of the food.