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The University of Arkansas announced recently that the Walmart Foundation will fund $2.64 million worth of research into boosting local and regional strawberry production.
The grants will be administered through the university’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability.
So where is the money going? Some goes to North Carolina State University, to study soil management practices; to the University of Arizona, to help with off-season production of hydroponic strawberries in the Southwest; to Tennessee State University, for developing logistics for pathogen-free organic strawberries in Tennessee.