USDA Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Value-Added Producer Grants

25 11 2013

Release No. 0225.13
Contact:
Weldon Freeman (202) 690-1384

USDA Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Value-Added Producer Grants

Grants extend production season and income opportunities for America’s Farmers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of nearly $10.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities designed to give them a competitive business edge.
“U.S. agriculture is connected to one in 12 American jobs, and value-added products from homegrown sources are one important way that agriculture generates economic growth,” Vilsack said. “Supporting producers and businesses to create value-added products strengthens rural economies, helps fuel innovation, and strengthens marketing opportunities for producers – especially at the local and regional level.”

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