Thursday, January 17, 2008

Has Your Market Applied for an EBT/Debit Machine

Time is winding down to get your market’s application and letter into the MDA to receive a EBT/Debit machine for the 2008 season.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) was recently awarded a specialty crop grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service program to enhance the competitiveness of Missouri specialty crops.

The Specialty Crop Project will enhance rural development across the state in many ways providing Missourians with more opportunities to become engaged in or purchase specialty crops. Wireless electronic benefits transfer (EBT or Food Stamp) machines will be placed in 19 eligible farmers’ markets to assist in providing underprivileged citizens the opportunity to purchase fresh produce and horticulture with foods stamps and WIC coupons.

For more information please contact Lane McConnell at 573-526-4984 or

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