NEW: Langevin, Agriculture Leaders to Detail Funding to Boost RI Economy
Friday, July 13, 2012
Langevin and RICAPE Director Stu Nunnery will address an $85,000 grant, which will help promote the state’s farms to in- and out-of-state visitors, on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 2pm at The Farmer’s Daughter in South Kingstown. Participants will discuss ways to best capitalize on this sector of the economy and talk about priorities for ensuring that the Farm Bill, which passed the House Agriculture Committee early Thursday morning, fairly supports Rhode Island interests like small farms and specialty crops.
The event follows the release of a study on Rhode Island Green-Related Industries that found a total annual economic impact of at least $1.7 billion and a total jobs impact of more than 12,000. Monday’s conversation also builds on a forum Langevin hosted about the Farm Bill late last year.
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