The USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. These Value Added Producer Grants can be used to develop new product lines from raw agricultural products or additional uses for already developed product lines. Special priority will be given to military veterans, socially disadvantaged and beginning farmers and ranchers, operators of small- and medium-sized family farms and ranches, farmer and rancher cooperatives, and applicants that propose mid-tier value chain projects. The deadline to submit paper applications is July 7. Electronic applications submitted through grants.gov are due July 2. View the full press release here.
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