Agricultural producers including farmer-or-rancher cooperatives and producer-based business ventures may apply for the Value-Added Producer Grant offered by the USDA. The goal of this program is to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and expand producer income. Beginning farmers or ranchers, disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, small family farms and ranches, or those proposing a mid-tier value chain will receive priority. Application tool kits became available August 29th. Deadline to apply is January 24, 2018.
Find out more about the program: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/value-added-producer-grants/nj