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Published October 12, 2010, 08:57 AM

Cooperatives in Nebraska, Dakotas get federal grants

WASHINGTON, S.D. β€” Cooperatives in Nebraska and the Dakotas have been given about $225,000 each to improve economic conditions in rural areas of their states.

WASHINGTON, S.D. β€” Cooperatives in Nebraska and the Dakotas have been given about $225,000 each to improve economic conditions in rural areas of their states.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it’s handing out $8.3 million as part of its Rural Cooperative Development Grant program.

Among the recipients are the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; the Value-Added Agriculture Development Center in Pierre, S.D.; the Common Enterprise Development Cooperation in Mandan, N.D.; and the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, also in Mandan.

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