Funding has increased for the USDA Value Added Producer Program. This year there is additional funding available for all of our farmers. In addition to it being an excellent year for applications due to additional COVID funding being available, the USDA has also lowered the needed match to 10% for a portion of the funding. All of our producers qualify as producers looking to expand markets. Processing is an eligible expense and thus your grant application could pay for all of your processing expenses for the next 3 years! While we cannot apply for you, we can help. Call us today or visit https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/value-added-producer-grants.