The Value-Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG) is a competitive grants program administered by the Rural Business Cooperative Service of USDA to help producers expand markets for, and increase their profitability through value-added agricultural enterprises.

The program makes small and mid-size family farmers and ranchers, as well as beginners, a priority for funding by giving those applicants extra points in the ranking process. Eligible applicants for the VAPG, include independent farmers or ranchers, farmer owned cooperatives and producer groups. [Read more]