Chapul Farms, North American Bison awarded funding
Chapul Farms was awarded $197,500 from the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced Jamestown-area businesses that were awarded funding from the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission and an Agricultural Diversification and Development Fund.
North American Bison LLC was awarded $250,000 from the Agricultural Diversification and Development Fund for construction costs for expansion of the North American Bison facility in New Rockford.
Chapul Farms was awarded $197,500 from the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission to complete engineering and design and an environmental assessment of an insect agriculture facility in the Spiritwood Energy Park Association’s industrial park. The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission also awarded $84,500 to Hearthside LLC to facilitate an architecture and construction plan for a state-of-the-art winery in Oakes.
The ADD Fund is administered by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture in association with the Bank of North Dakota. The fund was created to support new or expanding value-added-agriculture businesses that demonstrate financial feasibility, enhance profitability for farmers and ranchers, create jobs and grow North Dakota’s economy, according to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Types of projects eligible for the fund include but are not limited to: food production and processing facilities, feed or pet-food processing facilities, commodity processing facilities, agriculture product manufacturing and animal production facilities.
The Agricultural Products Utilization Commission is a program of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products which support the development of concepts and products that support our rural communities and agriculture operations. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance, according to the Agriculture Department.
For more information about the Agricultural Diversification and Development Fund, visit https://bnd.nd.gov/ag/agriculture-diversification-and-development-fund/ . For more information about the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission, visit https://www.nd.gov/ndda/apuc .