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MDA grants available for livestock investment, now accepting applications for 2019 funding

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Staff Writer | September 26, 2018
The AGRI Livestock Investment Grant program is now accepting applications.
Minnesota farmer
America   The grant is intended to promote economic growth
The grant encourages long-term industry development for Minnesota livestock farmers and ranchers by helping them improve, update, and modernize their livestock operation’s infrastructure and equipment.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) anticipates up to $2 million in competitively awarded grant awards. Funding for the grants was established through the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Program to advance Minnesota’s agricultural and renewable energy industries.

The grant is intended to promote economic growth as well as environmentally sound practices in Minnesota’s $7 billion livestock industry. The program encourages new farmers and generational transitions in order to sustain the livestock industry in the state.

Livestock farmers with operations in Minnesota may apply for funding. Funding under this round will have a maximum of $25,000 per project. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018.