The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has announced that 15 Wisconsin dairy companies will receive a Dairy Processor Grant. The purpose of these grants is to help foster innovation, improve profitability, and sustain the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s dairy processing facilities.

“Wisconsin’s dairy processors feed our families, stock our shelves, and play a critical role in our state’s economy, culture, and heritage,” said Gov. Evers. “I’ve been proud to support increases for these grants in my budgets to help our dairy processors continue to grow and modernize their operations, bolster our dairy supply chain, and ensure Wisconsin dairy remains on top for generations to come.”

The 2023-25 budget signed by Gov. Evers provided an increase of $300,000 annually for the Dairy Processor Grant Program, providing a total of $500,000 for this year’s Dairy Processor Grant awards, with a maximum of $75,000 allowed for each project. Grant recipients are required to provide a match of at least 20% of their grant amount. DATCP received 36 grant requests totaling more than $2.2 million.

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