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USDA Releases Urban Agriculture Toolkit

With urban agriculture on the rise, the USDA released an online toolkit to help urban farms get started.

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Enterprise Budgets For Your Next Value-Added Venture

Use these AgMRC Enterprise Budgets to help with business plans and grant applications!

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USDA Announces VAPG Funding Available

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Agricultural Producers Increase the Value of Their Products

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Value- Added Producer Grants

VAPG Program - Funding Announced:

The Value Added Producer Grant program is a competitive grant program from USDA Rural Development that assists producers with value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of value-added products. Approximately $44 million is available in 2016. Paper applications are due July 1 and electronic submissions must be made by June 24, 2016 on


VAPG Overview:

AgMRC Information  Program Overview  USDA Rural Development

Official NOFA   USDA 2016 News Release   Farmers Guide to Applying for a Value Added Producer Grant


VAPG Analysis:

Case Studies of Past Recipients  USDA Toolkits

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April 18, 2016
Value Added Producer Grants (VAPG) can help enable companies to introduce new products, at the same time helping them to better control their markets and sales. Such was the outcome for the Valley Fig Growers, a California grower-owned cooperative he...

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