Continuous living cover market development, supply chain grants now available

March 14, 2023


Minnesota organizations can now apply for a grant of up to $50,000 to help develop enterprises, supply chains, and markets for continuous living cover crops and cropping systems.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture began accepting applications March 13, and will accept them through 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. The agency expects to award about $420,000 in all, with individual grants ranging from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $50,000.

The grants are open to organizations in Minnesota that are focused on continuous living cover crops and cropping systems.

Per the MDA:

"The goal is to provide grants to CLC crops and cropping systems value chain enterprises for equipment infrastructure and business and market development. For example, this could include customized equipment to harvest the crop, clean and store seeds, and process crops for food products. The intended outcome is supply chain and market development that can increase CLC crops and cropping systems on agricultural lands in Minnesota."

Read more and learn how to apply here.

The funds are available as a result of bipartisan legislation passed during the 2022 legislative session.