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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Homestead Creamery of Wirtz is one of eight agricultural producers in Virginia to receive federal grants to develop new ways to earn income.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the recipients can use the funding to expand marketing opportunities, create new products or develop new uses for existing products.
The grants announced Thursday are among more than 100 awarded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for projects involving locally produced and marketed foods.
Grants ranging from $29,000 to $300,000 were awarded to Homestead Creamery, Mt. Crawford Creamery of Mt. Crawford, Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Technology of Quinby, Miller Farms of Locust Grove, Showalter Orchard and Greenhouse of Timberville, Broadfork Farm of Chesterfield County, MeadowCroft Farm of Swoope and Glenmary Gardens of Bristol.
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