May 6, 2005
Electronic and/or paper applications must be received by 4 p.m. Eastern time on May 6, 2005. Late applications will not be considered.
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The primary objective of this grant program is to help eligible independent producers of agricultural commodities, agricultural producer groups, farmer and rancher cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures develop strategies to create marketing opportunities and to help develop business plans for viable marketing opportunities. Eligible agricultural producer groups, farmer and rancher cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures must limit their proposals to emerging markets. These grants will facilitate greater participation in emerging markets and new markets for value-added products. Grants will only be awarded if projects or ventures are determined to be economically viable and sustainable. No more than 10 percent of program funds can go to applicants that are majority-controlled producer-based business ventures.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Link to Value-Added Producer Grant Information
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Business-Cooperative Service