Value-Added Producer Grants

To assist eligible independent agricultural commodity producers, agriculture producer groups, farmer and rancher cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based businesses in developing strategies and business plans to further refine or enhance their products, thereby increasing their value to end

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users and increasing returns to producers.
Examples of Funded Projects

Grant funds are used to conduct feasibility studies, develop business and marketing plans, and provide working capital for value-added ventures.


Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - Contact the appropriate Rural Development State Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog or check the RBS Web site.

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