Value Added

USDA Invests $3.2 Million to Help Agricultural Producers Develop and Market New Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is investing $3.2 million to help 15 agricultural producers develop and market value-added products, announced State Director John Huffman today.

"These grants will help Oregon agricultural producers grow their businesses and access new markets," said Huffman. "By expanding their operations, these rural businesses will also create jobs and help to improve the local economy."

Trump Administration Invests over $700,000 to Help Rural Missouri Ag Producers and Small Businesses

Investment will Help Develop New Products and Expand Business Lines

COLUMBIA, MO, Sept. 16, 2020 – The Trump Administration, along with Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced that the USDA is investing over $700,000 to help six (6) agricultural producers develop new products and expand their business lines.

Vineyard uses Rural Development funding to help grow more than grapes

Rural Development is a driving force working behind the scenes in ways that many across the country do not realize. One way Rural Development helps is by supporting small businesses as they grow. Rural Development also assists single families in securing loans and grants to improve their living situations.

Rural Fishers Tap Local Foods Market

The commercial fishers in the small southern Oregon coastal community of Port Orford were reliant on the corporate model to sell their catch.

“The fishermen here are fiercely individualist and there’s all kinds of characters,” said Aaron Longton, captain of the Goldeneye. “But when it comes right down to it, we all have the same needs. We want a secure marketplace. We want to have some control over pricing and who we sell our fish to.”