Renewable Energy Newsletter

The Renewable Energy Newsletter provides information and analysis from agricultural economists and others on current issues facing the emerging renewable energy industry.

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Prices & Profitability Models

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Market Maker

MarketMaker is a national network of states that connect farmers and fishermen with food retailers, grocery stores, processors, caterers, chefs, and consumers.

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Search for Food-Industry-Related Businesses by Location or Type

 

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USDA Fruit and Vegetable Market Reports

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service collects information from sales persons, suppliers, brokers, and buyers on marketing conditions for hundreds of agricultural commodities. This information is then used to generate reports specific to what you are searching for.

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USDA's Value Added Producer Grant Program

USDA's Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program provides grants to help farmers and ranchers add greater value for agricultural commodities. An ERS study finds that VAPGs enable recipient businesses to increase the probability of survival and provide more jobs than businesses having similar observable characteristics and employment growth histories that did not receive grants.

Resources

NEW VIDEO - What is the Value Added Producer Grant Program

VAPG & Its Effect on Business Survival and Growth - Entire Report

Report Summary

Impacts of the VAPG Program on Business Outcomes

VAPG Recipients - VAPG Video Case Studies

 

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