- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2021

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 are available to help dairy businesses across the Northeast through agritourism.

Applications opened Tuesday for the Multi-Business Dairy Agritourism Grant Program through the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center. The center - one of three such U.S. Department of Agriculture centers in the country - is managed by Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, and it serves all New England states, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Dairy producers, processors or producer associations headquartered in the Northeast may apply for grants to create and market agritourism activities aimed at raising awareness and consumption of regionally produced dairy products, program officials said.

A total of $150,000 is available and the deadline for applications is March 16.

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