R.I. oyster farmers to get $1.7M from feds

RHODE ISLAND OYSTER farmers have been allocated $1.7 million in federal funds. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s oyster farmers are due to receive $1.7 million in federal assistance to restore oyster reefs and create new habitats on Narragansett Bay and coastal ponds, as well as to respong to the financial impacts of COVID-19, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced on Friday. The funds come from the Department of Agriculture…

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