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Group to review funding requests

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will review funding requests for eight projects totaling $581,950 at its quarterly meeting. This review is scheduled for Nov. 21 at the Gladstone Inn & Suites in Jamestown.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing 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 agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.

Among the requests:

Endless Harvest is requesting $150,000 to hire engineering services for a proof of concept project for a 2.7-acre greenhouse operation at Jamestown to grow leaf lettuce for North Dakota and Minnesota. The planned facility would include a greenhouse, an administrative area and classrooms for greenhouse operation education.