Hemp harvesting, tools for grape growing among initiatives getting funding from ND commission
BISMARCK — Developing harvesting equipment for high-CBD hemp and evaluating equipment for grape growing are among initiatives to be funded by the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission, the Department of Commerce announced Tuesday, July 30.
In all, $312,375 will be allocated for seven projects, the APUC announced.
Awarded funds include:
- Total Ag Industries of Hillsboro was approved for $26,250 to develop a prototype leaf and bud stripper for high-CBD (cannabidiol) hemp.
APUC is a program of the state Department of Commerce. It administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products.
Starting Thursday, Aug. 1, the APUC program will be transitioning to the state Department of Agriculture.