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.


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Official USDA Rural Development VAPG Website

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

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Farmers Guide for Applying to the Value-Added Producer Grant Program


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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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Prices & Profitability Models

The spreadsheets listed below provide data and trends for various components of the renewable energy industry. These files are updated with new information each month. Energy prices and their grain feedstock prices are commodity prices that are vulnerable to large swings over time. 

Prices & Profitability Models

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