Thursday, July 27, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced Agriculture Diversification and Development (ADD) Fund awards for two projects. The awards totaling $175,000 were approved at the ADD quarterly meeting July 19 in Medora.

The ADD Fund is administered by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. 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:

Dakota Hurd Co. LLC was awarded $125,000 for equipment for an industrial hemp facility. Contact Aaron Templin at 218-371-7122.

Larsgaard Wool Mill LLC was awarded $50,000 to assist in construction of a wool mill. Contact Judy Larsgaard at 603-321-0070.

ADD will hold its next grant application hearing on Nov. 15-16, 2023, in Devils Lake. Applications for the November meeting must be received by Oct. 16, 2023.

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