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Maine to prioritize sales with round of agriculture grants

January 6, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is looking for applications for the agricultural grants the state uses to increase sales for farms.

The development grants are used for things like market promotion, market research and value-added processing. Public agencies, farms, private firms and non-profit organizations are all eligible to apply.

The proposals are due by Jan. 31. The department says its priorities for the grants include improving sales to local buyers and assisting farms in increasing sales to institutions.

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