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Cal Poly to study specialty crops

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded more than $2.8 million to Cal Poly's College of Agriculture for the creation of a special institute for the study of so-called specialty crops — crops that make up the majority of the state's $27.6 billion-a-year agriculture industry.

The announcement was made at the university by California Secretary of Food and Agriculture William “Bill” J. Lyons Jr.

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