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DEM announces availability of up to $5 million in open space grants for land preservation projects

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is now accepting applications from municipalities, land trusts, and non-profit land conservation organizations for Rhode Island Local Open Space Matching Grants. A total of up to $5 million is available during this round of the grant program.

"Through these grants, we will continue to help preserve and protect precious open space and farmland, as well as support one of our state's economic drivers - tourism," Governor Lincoln D. Chafee said. "Rhode Island is fortunate to enjoy unparalleled natural beauty. By having funds available for our cities and towns, land trusts and conservation organizations, we can continue to safeguard these assets, which strengthen our economy, future and environment."Read More

GOVERNOR CHAFEE AND R.I. DEM ANNOUNCE $200,000 IN GRANTS TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

Funds to increase competitiveness of R.I. agricultural products and local seafood

PROVIDENCE - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) grants, which will assist small or beginning farmers promote and market their agricultural products grown in Rhode Island, as well as local seafood businesses. Read More

DEM/Division of Agriculture announces the availability Viability grant funds for the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Specialty Crops grown in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funds is available through DEM for grants to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Specialty crops are defined by this federally-supported program as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, and nursery crops including floriculture and turf grass production. Read More

State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM named RI Veterinarian of the Year by RI Veterinary Medical Association

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM has been named Veterinarian of the Year by the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA). Dr. Marshall, who works in the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, was presented with the award at RIVMA's annual meeting held last week at the Hyatt Regency in Newport. Read More

Seven indoor winter farmers' markets throughout the state offer Rhode Islanders a wide variety of local products

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Islanders now have seven winter farmers' markets available throughout the state where they can purchase a wide variety of locally-grown and produced products. The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture and partners are helping to sponsor the indoor farmers' markets through the "Get Fresh. Buy Local." statewide campaign aimed at promoting awareness of and interest in buying RI-grown specialty crops. Read more

Orchards In The Ocean State (Documentary, 2013) Released

DEM announces Award of $205,311 in farm viability grants to enhance and promote Rhode Island specialty crops

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced the award of farm viability grants totaling $205,311 for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Specialty crops are defined by this federally-supported program as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, and nursery crops including floriculture and turf grass production.Read more

Get Fresh-Buy Local Campaign Launched!

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Get Fresh-Buy Local is a new statewide Rhode Island-grown campaign to promote awareness of and interest in buying RI-grown specialty crops. This campaign launched at the RI Agriculture Day 2009 festivities at the State House on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. This exciting new effort is made possible by way of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) the RI Department of Environmental Management Division of Agriculture received in 2008.


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