The State of North Dakota offers several programs to help farmers and ranchers add value to their commodities. Commerce Department Manager of Ag and Bioenergy Development Kevin Sonsalla suggests looking at a couple of options to get started. “There’s a couple of grant programs; the Ag Products Utilization Program, APUC, or the ADD (Agriculture Diversification and Development) fund. They’re a little more geared toward some of the early-stage companies.” The Commerce Department tends to focus on value-added businesses with out-of-state sales that generate new wealth in the state.
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