Applications accepted for ag grants to develop new products

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The United States Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for grants to help agricultural producers and small rural businesses develop new products.

The Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program grants can be used to develop new products from raw agricultural products or promote new markets for established products.

Veterans, socially-disadvantaged groups, beginning farmers and ranchers, operators of small and medium-sized family farms and ranches, and farmer and rancher cooperatives are given special priority.

For information on how to apply for these grants, see page 40987 of the August 29 Federal Register.

The deadline to submit a paper application is January 31, 2018.

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