*Michigan Organic Listserv*
***May 13, 2010*

*By: Vicki Morrone and Danielle Craft*

*CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems*



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*Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant (SSDPG)*

The SSDPG grant program is geared towards providing technical assistance to
small, socially-disadvantaged agricultural producers through eligible
cooperative and association of cooperatives. Grant projects must provide
technical assistance to socially disadvantaged producers that have averaged
$250,000 or less in annual gross sales in the last years. The applicant must
be from a rural area, with a population less than 50,000 people; applicants
from small towns are prioritized. The membership or board of the cooperative
that is applying must be comprised of at least 75 percent socially
disadvantaged producers.

*Proposals are due July 27, 2010*. For application template and guide visit

*Free Online Webinar Archives*

For your education and enjoyment a Multimedia section was recently added to
the MCCC website, where you can catch up on cover crop webinars, videos, and

Webinar topics covered include:

   - Using a Crimper to Flatten Cover Crops (2008)
   - This webinar, presented by Jude Maul of the USDA-ARS, will give an
   overview of the major cover crops available to farmers in the US, the
   functions many of these cover crops can perform and information about
   managing the cover crops in organic farming operations.
   - Cover Crops: Where do they fit in to modern cropping systems? (2009)
   - Adding Cover Crops to a No-till System- SARE (2010)
   - Cover Crop Debate- Iowa Public Radio (March 2010)
   - Cover Crop Selection Webinar- eOrganic (April 2010)

The Multimedia page is located at **

*Looking for Mustard Cover Crop Seed?*

Are you interested in obtaining Mustard cover crop seed? Two varieties are
available from the source below “pacific gold” and “Ida Gold”.

Davidson Commodities, Inc.

4407 N. Division St., #811Spokane, WA 99207

Phone: (509) 487-0755E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Web: **

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