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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) plans to award up to $650,000 in Biofuels Blending Infrastructure Grants this year to help spur economic growth and environmentally friendly practices in Minnesota’s biofuel industries.

The grants are part of the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Grant Program which supports the advancement of the state’s agriculture and renewable energy industries.

Minnesota-based organizations eligible for the AGRI Biofuel Blending Infrastructure Grants include for-profit businesses, local units of government, and Native…

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is awarding up to $50,000 in Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) grants to eligible institutions to increase the use of Minnesota dairy in their nutrition programs.

The AGRI Milk Cooler Grant assists schools and early care and education organizations in purchasing milk coolers and related dairy equipment. Each school or organization may apply for up to $1,500.00 per milk cooler. A maximum of three proposals will be accepted for each organization or school district. Eligible expenses include the cost of the milk cooler…

The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition will name Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to serve as the 2019 chair of the coalition, a move that has the support of Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen along with thousands of corn and soybean farmers throughout the state.   

“Midwest governors have played an important role on the Biofuels Coalition and ensuring that state and national renewable energy policies will expand the growth of this industry,” said Commissioner Petersen. “I look forward to supporting Governor Walz and his work on this bipartisan coalition.”

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