RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia has started awarding new business development grants to farmers.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Tuesday that the state had given two $5,000 grants to two farms.
The new grants are designed to help farmers manage risk and broaden income sources. The state plans to award 30 grants a year for activities like business restructuring, farm succession planning, feasibility studies, marketing plans, website design, and recipe development.