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Hanover’s Perspective

Governor Announces New Grant Program for VA Grown Products

Governor McDonnell announced a new grant program yesterday to assist local efforts in expanding current or attracting new agriculture and forestry processing/value-added facilities using Virginia grown products.

The new legislation establishes a new economic development tool specifically for agriculture and forestry value-added or processing projects.  Created as the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID), the legislation passed and was funded with broad bipartisan support from the Virginia General Assembly.

To learn more about AFID, click here.