Published May 03 2013
APUC to review 7 funding requestsThe North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $381,065 at its quarterly meeting on May 15 in Fargo.
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products.
The following requests will be reviewed:
- Velva Development Corp., $61,000 to defray the costs of a project that will examine a potential location of a livestock auction facility.
- Black Leg Ranch/ Rolling Plains Adventures, McKenzie, $21,000 to assist in the costs associated with integrating a cover crop/food plot area.
- NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, $34,265 to defray the costs associated with conducting a study for the production of raspberries and blackberries in the northern Great Plains.
- NDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences, $33,800 to assist in research that will explore how the maternal nutrition during pregnancy can impact the growth and development of calves after birth.
- Great Plains Processing, Fargo, $80,000 to assist Northern Plains Grain and Milling’s efforts to give North Dakota farmers additional value-added options in their crop rotations.
- Cloverdale Foods, Mandan, $100,000 to defray the costs associated to develop, initiate and maintain the Big Flavor Tour which includes promotional equipment, Cloverdale Brand Ambassadors and Cloverdale products.
- Red River Regional Council, Grafton, $51,000 to defray the costs associated with a study of a custom multi-species slaughter processing plant in the Walsh/Pembina County area.