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APUC Committed Awards Funding Totaling $191,553
Post Date: Feb 23 2017

By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $191,553 at its quarterly meeting February 21 in Bismarck.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce 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 requests were approved:
Grand Prairie Agriculture (Devils Lake) was awarded $45,460 to support initial project engineering to produce a farrow-to-wean sow farm, focusing on gilt production. The project will impact local farmers with another market for their products and provide another fertilizer source in the area. Contact Daniel Julson at (701) 640-2185.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (Fargo) was awarded $93,318 to support preliminary engineering costs for a protein production facility to be located in North Dakota. Contact Mike Keller at (701) 551-2869.

Safflower Technologies International (Williston) was awarded $27,775 to complete a study for a specialty non-GMO oilseed processing facility with cold press or expeller press system technology for a range of oilseed processing and refining capabilities. Contact Michael Bergman at (517) 719-5418.

Black Leg Ranch (McKenzie) was awarded $25,000 to build an outdoor space and meeting area. This meeting space will overlook native grasslands and prairie flowers. Contact Jay Doan at (701) 673-3441.

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NDAPUC . 
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