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USDA awards $4M in grants for disabled ag workers

USDA awards $4M in grants for disabled ag workers

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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- The University of Idaho has been awarded a $199,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help farmers and ranchers with disabilities.

It's part of $4 million in grants distributed by the USDA under the AgrAbility program. Other schools awarded the grants include Utah State University and Colorado State University, which were each awarded $199,000.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grants Wednesday. He said in a prepared statement that the program gives disabled farmers the tools they need to enhance their quality of life and run profitable farms.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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