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Grants available for Minnesota livestock operations


November 8, 2019
By Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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Minnesota livestock farmers and ranchers seeking to improve their livestock operations are encouraged to apply for the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Livestock Investment Grant program. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) anticipates awarding up to $768,000 using a competitive review process.

Applicants may apply for up to 10 percent of their project’s total cost. Grant awards can range in size from $400 to $25,000. Each livestock operation is eligible to receive a lifetime maximum of $50,000 from this grant program. To be eligible for reimbursement by this grant, you must be invoiced and pay for all project materials and services between Jan. 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

This grant program reimburses investments in:

  • Buildings or facilities for the production of livestock or livestock products.
  • Development of pasture for use by livestock including, but not limited to, lanes, watering systems, and fences.
  • Equipment for livestock housing, confinement, feeding, and waste management.

Proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. We encourage you to use our online application. If you cannot apply online, you can fill out the application at the end of the Request for Proposals, which can be found on the AGRI Livestock Investment website.