Value-Added Producer Grant Program Awards $40 Million to Boost Local Farm/Food Projects

USDA announces 298 awards in 44 states and Puerto Rico through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program for agricultural producers, farmers, ranchers and small businesses and cooperatives.  Funds may be used for feasibility studies or business plans, working capital for marketing value-added agricultural products and for farm-based renewable energy projects.

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_VAPG_Grants.html