A grant awarded to the Nevada Department of Agriculture will help farmers prevent produce-related disease outbreaks.
Reno Public Radio's Marcus Lavergne has more.
The $2 million award, dispersed over the next five years, will help Nevada farmers comply with guidelines set by the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011. In addition, the department will offer various workshops and training to farmers around the state.
Ashley Jeppson is a state agriculturalist. She says if food makes consumers sick in one region, there could be national repercussions.