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Agriculture grants available for PA military veterans

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s military veterans can receive up to $10,000 in grants to be used for farm and related business start-ups and expansion.

The state’s Agriculture Secretary, Russell Redding, is inviting veterans’ services, agricultural and other organizations to apply for funding to deliver those grants through the Pennsylvania Farm Bill and the Agriculture Business Development Center.

As many as three $100,000 grants will be awarded to organizations which will then offer grants of up to $10,000 to individual military veterans for agricultural business needs.

The grants to veterans can support a diverse range of expenses from food safety and biosecurity planning to equipment, marketing and working capital.

Pennsylvania is home to more than 7,000 military veterans identified as agricultural producers.