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.
Value Added Reports and Resources
Keep up-to-date on your value added business industry with these great resources from the USDA!
- National Retail Report - Specialty Crops
- National Retail Report - Local and Organic
- National Retail Activity Reports
Value Added Producer Grant Recipient Highlight