The state has boosted the amount of funding farmers could receive in this cycle of Pennsylvania Farm Bill grants. The state agriculture secretary says the Pennsylvania Agricultural Business Development Center has boosted the amount of funds this round because there wasn’t enough money to fill the need during the previous cycle. The grants can be used to fund planning to expand, diversify, or transition ownership of farms. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding says the nearly 53-thousand farmers in the state are eligible for up to 75-hundred dollars. The money can be used to cover up to 75 percent of planning costs.