An investment has been donated to Missouri agricultural producers through a grant program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Last week, the Trump Administration and USDA Rural Development State Director for Missouri, Jeff Case, announced $712,374 in grants will be given to six different producers across the state.
The investment comes from the USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant program and funds are intended to be used toward development of new products and to help producer’s expand business lines.
“Rural Missouri communities would not exist without agriculture—our towns and cities were built on the back of family farms and small businesses,” Case said. “Through the Value-Added Producer Grant program, Rural Development fosters growth and expansion leading to increased income for ag producers.”
The six Missouri agricultural producers that have been chosen to receive a grant include:
Barham Family Farm, L.L.C. to receive $81,000 to assist in processing and marketing of pasture-raised beef.
Black Silo LLC in Trenton to receive $49,999 for processing and marketing of bottled wine.
Gardeners’ Orchard & Bakery LLC to receive $49,900 for processing and marketing of pasteurized apple cider.
Grison Creamery, LLC in Ava to receive $48,000 for processing and marketing of cheese from its commercial cow dairy farm.
Ozark Shavings Company LLC to receive $233,475 for processing and marketing of mulch, animal bedding and soil amendments.
Rosier Farms Distilling Co., LLC in Mound City to receive $250,000 for processing and marketing of distilled spirits.