North Dakota APUC awards $288,000 for 8 projects

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Agricultural Products Utilization Commission is funding eight projects this quarter, the state Department of Agriculture announced.

The group better known as APUC funds developers of North Dakota farm-related products. The money typically is used for research, marketing, farm diversification, agriculture tourism and technology.

The Bismarck Tribune reported commission at its recent quarterly meeting in Bismarck voted to award grants totaling about $288,000, according to Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.

Grants include $32,000 to the BisMan Community Food Cooperative in Bismarck to support marketing, and $34,767 to Cloverdale Foods Co. in Mandan to boost bacon production.