HURON, S.D. — The Trump Administration announced on Sept. 8 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $594,038 to help four South Dakota agricultural producers develop new products and expand their business lines.
“This funding helps agricultural producers generate new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities that will ultimately improve the bottom line of their operations. The Value-Added Producer Grant program is especially useful to beginning farmers and smaller farm operations,” said USDA Rural Development South Dakota State Director Julie Gross.
- DX Beef LLC near Eagle Butte will receive $44,288 to use as working capital to increase sales through processing and marketing of value-added beef products. DX Beef LLC will optimize sales opportunities of their grass-fed beef to include processing, packaging, and labeling of the locally produced beef. This will include sales at local businesses, farmers market events, and through their online ordering platform.
- Farm Life Creamery