USDA Hemp Grant: $4.4 million

From HFA member Victory Hemp Foods:

“$4,407,000 has been awarded to a consortium of partners whose project proposal was chosen by the USDA for the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant. Led by the Organic Association of Kentucky, some of Kentucky’s best Agricultural businesses and nonprofits that tie environmental stewardship and soil health into their business models are the awardees on this grant.

Victory is grateful to be a partner on this project along with our customer partners who are committed to transparent carbon sequestering supply chains; Dr. Bronner’sWholesome FoodsClimaxPlanet Based FoodsGrounded Foods Co.Griffith FoodsPatagonia ProvisionsCypress HempManitoba Harvest Hemp Foods.

Lead Partner: Organic Association of Kentucky
Other Major Partners: Aramark, @Four Hills Farm, Kentucky Organic Farm and Feed Inc., Kentucky Department of AgricultureMarksbury Farm Market , THE BERRY CENTER INCVictory Hemp FoodsOrganic Trade Association, The Food Connection at University of Kentucky, Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentKentucky State UniversityUniversity of KentuckyUSDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kentucky Division of ForestrySUSTAINABLE FOOD ALLIANCE INCBullhorn Creative, Station Built

Primary States Expected: KY

Major Commodities: Grass fed lamb; grass fed beef; corn, soybeans and small grains; produce; dairy; agroforestry; hemp

Approximate Funding Ceiling: $4,407,000″

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