North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring wants to promote fruit and nut trees in the state.
Goehring has launched a grant program to encourage the planting of community and school orchards. He says fruit and nut trees not only supply fresh food but also add to the beauty of cities and schools.
Communities and schools are eligible for grants ranging from $500 to $7,000 through the Local Foods Initiative. The grants are available on a competitive basis. The application deadline is March 15.