Wednesday, July 27, 2022

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced Agricultural Diversification and Development (ADD) Fund awards for three projects. The awards totaling $599,000 were approved at the ADD quarterly meeting July 20 in Bottineau.

The ADD Fund is administered by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture in association with the Bank of North Dakota. The fund was created to support new or expanding value-added-agriculture businesses that demonstrate financial feasibility, enhance profitability for farmers and ranchers, create jobs and grow North Dakota’s economy. Types of projects eligible for the fund include but are not limited to: food production and processing facilities, feed or pet food processing facilities, commodity processing facilities, agriculture product manufacturing and animal production facilities.


The following received approval:


Nodak Meats, Steele, was awarded $149,000 for equipment in a new custom exempt meat plant in Steele. Contact Scott Sandquist at 320-223-3352.


South 40 Beef, Mott, was awarded $200,000 for expansion to increase efficiencies in the plant. Contact John Roswech at 701-209-0204.


Tharaldson Ethanol Plant, Casselton, was awarded $250,000 to add a selective milling technology system to improve efficiencies and increase ethanol production per bushel of corn. Contact Ryan Carter at 701-715-6012.


ADD will hold its next grant application hearing on Nov. 16-17, 2022, in Wahpeton. Applications for the Nov. meeting must be received by Oct. 1, 2022.


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