At Robinette Farms, funds from the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program help pay for processing, marketing, distribution, and sales of pasture-raised chickens, eggs, and microgreens.
This year, $18 million in funding is available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) VAPG program. Paper applications are due Jan. 31, 2018, and electronic applications through www.
Austin's Vital Farms helps egg producers who want to transition to a pasture-based model, then markets and distributes their eggs around the country. Now they're using crowdfunding to help get more chickens out on pasture.
USDA is accepting applications for $44 million in competitive Value Added Producer Grants to develop value added ventures. In times of low commodity prices, the help available through this program is especially appealing. The gran...
A state panel has called for distributing $40.3 million in grants next year for land purchases and outdoor recreation development projects. The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board submitted its … Click to Continue »
“Creating and marketing value-added products has the potential to significantly enhance our farm's profitability, but this is no easy task. Our value-added funds will help pay for processing, marketing, distribution, and sales of ou...