Up to $1.4 million Available for Minnesota Livestock Product Processors

Applications Close October 27, 2022.


By Natalina Sents Bausch, Successful Farming

Agriculture.com - 9/20/2022


Minnesota livestock product processors looking to start or change their businesses may be eligible for a grant program administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Applications for the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Meat, Poultry, Egg, and Milk Processing Grant are open now.


The department anticipates awarding up to $1.4 million through a competitive review process. The maximum equipment award is $150,000, and the minimum award is $1,000. MDA expects to award 20 to 60 grants, but the final number depends on the size of awards.


The intent of the two-year old program is to increase sales of Minnesota-raised livestock products by investing in equipment and physical improvements that support processing, capacity, market diversification, and market access...


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