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USDA Grant Awarded To Help New Farmers In Massachusetts

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a three-year grant totaling almost $600,000 to a western Massachusetts nonprofit to assist beginning farmers throughout the state.

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture hopes to reach 600 beginning farmers with the program.

WAMC’s Paul Tuthill spoke with the agency’s executive director Philip Korman.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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