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Value Added Producer Grant Recipients Announced

USDA Press Release

Recipient Spreadsheet

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Blog

Grants have become an important part of value-added agriculture. Grants are often used to fund feasibility studies, business plans, start-up costs, working capital costs, and the "bricks and mortar" of a business. 

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