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New grants are available for value-added agriculture products

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The Montana agriculture department is accepting applications for a new grant program targeting investments in value-added agricultural products, like wheat milled into flour for baked goods or malted barley for beer.

The program is offering seven and a half million dollars in grants. All requests require a funding match.

Money for the Value-Added Agriculture Grant Program comes from a bill passed by Congress earlier this year to provide an economic boost amid the pandemic.

Corin Cates-Carney is the news director at Montana Public Radio. He joined MTPR in 2015 and is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism.