Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 09:45am

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced Agriculture Diversification and Development (ADD) Fund awards for two projects. The awards totaling $326,000 were approved at the ADD quarterly meeting Feb. 16 in Mandan.

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:

Butchers Edge was awarded $175,000 to upgrade equipment to meet current demands. Contact Mike Schlosser at 701-493-6328.

Kramlich Deede Meats was awarded $151,000 to upgrade and expand their processing capabilities. Contact Melinda Kramlich at 701-251-8708.

ADD will hold its next grant application hearing on May 17-18, 2023, in Dickinson. Applications for the May meeting must be received by April 18, 2023.

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