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Jan 23 / Michael

USDA high tunnel program

We’ve heard about a new high tunnel initiative (we call them “grow tunnels” or “polytunnels”) to test their effectiveness.  Finally took the time to do a Google search to pull in the proper links.  For the Cliff’s Notes version, check out this write up on USA TODAY. For the nitty gritty, go the USDA press release.

The upshot: the program may cover 50-75% of the cost of the tunnel. It only covers 38 states, so make sure your state is in the list before getting your hopes up.

By the way, we’re not always saying government programs like this are advisable, but if you’re in the market for a grow tunnel and this program makes sense for you, it might be worth a shot.

The real take home: we think it’s cool that USDA has officially launched a study that is fundamentally about eating local.

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