BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for five projects. The awards totaling $194,875 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting May 20 in Minot.
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.
The following received approval:
Butchers Edge was awarded $61,500 to start a meat processing facility in Edgeley, ND. Contact Jay Mathern at 701-658-9763.
Dyna-Flo Pump Co. was awarded $46,375 to establish a dealer network for the Dyna-Flo pump line. Contact Dana Rosendahl at 701-742-3223.
North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperative Foundation was awarded $30,000 to study the feasibility of a multi-species processing facility in southeast North Dakota. Contact Lori Capouch at 701-667-6444.
NHS Investments, LLC was awarded $42,000 for marketing and promotion. Contact Sarah Horak at 701-870-4050.
InvisionIT, LLC was awarded $15,000 to cover legal fees, patenting and licensing of a camera system for automatic tarp systems on semi-trailers. Contact Clint Welch at 580-399-8258.
APUC will hold its next grant application hearing on July 28-29, 2021, in Medora. Applications for the July meeting must be received by July 1, 2021. Prototype and technical assistance applications must be received by Sept. 1 for the Nov. 17-18, 2021, meeting.