17 Agricultural Operations in Virginia get Federal Funds

By: AP
By: AP

August 20, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Seventeen agricultural operations in Virginia will receive federal funding aimed at expanding their operations and creating new products.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday it has awarded $25 million in grants to 247 businesses nationwide.

In Virginia, nine of the businesses will receive $200,000 apiece.

Among them, Claybrooke Farm of Louisa County will use funds to market Christmas trees and other products to a wider customer base, while Cobbler Mountain Cellars of Fauquier County will try to expand its customer base and buy operating supplies associated with processing grapes into wine.

Eight other Virginia businesses will receive smaller grants. Another Fauquier County business, Mary's Alpaca, will receive $50,000 to process, package and market Alpaca manure as plant fertilizer.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 271966831 - newsplex.com/a?a=271966831
Gray Television, Inc.