Merkley, Wyden Announce $1.9 Million in Grants to Boost Oregon’s Small Agricultural Businesses

Merkley, Wyden Announce $1.9 Million in Grants to Boost Oregon’s Small Agricultural Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that 13 Oregon agricultural businesses will receive a total of $1.9 million in grants to help them grow and expand. The grants will be provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program, which is designed to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide develop new product lines. 

As the top Democrat on the Senate’s Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Merkley has consistently fought to ensure that the VAPG program receives the funding it needs to boost small businesses and the agricultural economy nationwide and here in Oregon.

“Oregon’s agricultural small businesses and entrepreneurs are among the most innovative in the world, and it’s great to see their enormous potential being recognized today,” said Merkley. “I’ll keep working to make sure that programs like these get the resources they deserve, so that Oregon’s agriculture industry and rural economy can keep growing and creating new jobs across our state.” 

“Through their tireless hard work and dedication, rural Oregonians have put our state on the map for producing some of the finest specialty crops, beef, trees and seeds found around the globe,” Wyden said. “This funding will help make it easier for our farmers and ranchers to continue doing the great work they do in their fields across Oregon.”

A full list of the businesses receiving grants today follows below. 

Location

Applicant Name

Applicant Type

Grant Amount

Enterprise, OR

6 Ranch, Inc

Independent Producer

$56,350

 

Monmouth, OR

Olson-Davis, Inc

Independent Producer

$250,000

 

Woodburn, OR

Crosby Hop Farm, LLC

Independent Producer

$160,000

 

Ashland, OR

Firebird Farms, LLC

Independent Producer

$22,129

 

Dallas, OR

La Creole Orchards

Independent Producer

$8,500

 

Medford, OR

Our Family Farms

Agricultural Producer Group

$55,356

 

Port Orford, OR

Aaron H Longton

Independent Producer

$250,000

 

Jacksonville, OR

Valley View Winery

Independent Producer

$250,000

 

Canby, OR

TMK Farms, LLC

Independent Producer

$228,000

 

Chiloquin, OR

Lazy B Ranch, LLC

Independent Producer

$58,075

 

Gaston, OR

North Woods,LLC Vivid Stabilized Woods

Independent Producer

$250,000

 

Applegate, OR

Thompson Creek Organics

Independent Producer

$100,000

 

Dallas, OR

Chateau Bianca, Inc

Independent Producer

$240,000