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USDA Invests $20.2 Million in Grants for Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of $20.2 million in the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives. DBI awarded $18.4 million to three current Initiatives at University of Tennessee, University of Wisconsin, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, and $1.8 million to the California State University Fresno.

$112k Awarded in Dairy Agritourism Grants in the Northeast Region

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) announces grant awards totaling $112,857 through the Multi-Business Agritourism Grant program. Six dairy farmers, processors, and organizations in Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont will launch innovative agritourism projects through the NE-DBIC’s first competitive grant round.

Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center Strives to Make a Mark on the Region’s Dairy Industry

The NE-DBIC funds the development of direct technical assistance, contracts, and grants that benefit dairy businesses, including niche dairy products such as specialty cheese. Projects will take place throughout Vermont, New England, and the Northeast region to support cow, goat, and sheep dairy businesses in the development, production, marketing, and distribution of dairy products.

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