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Agriculture Dep. Sec. Merrigan Announces Funding To Create Jobs and Strengthen Economic Foundation of Rural AmericaFebruary 4, 2012 | USDA
News Release – CHICAGO, February 3, 2012 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced that USDA has selected 298 recipients in 44 states and Puerto Rico to receive business development assistance through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. Merrigan made the announcement in Chicago after keynoting the “Local/Regional Food System Conference” hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.