Program Could Help Some Farmers and Producers
Interview aired August 16, 2010 on N.C. News Network radio.
Brittany Whitmire, coordinator of the N.C. Value Added Cost Share Program (NCVACS), was a guest on a N.C. News Network radio show on August 16, 2010. Whitmire talked with host, Bruce Ferrell, about the NCVACS program and the recently announced Family Farm Innovation Fund. The network broadcasts to an estimated 1.6 million people via more than 75 affiliate stations.
Helping the family farm stay competitive. That is the focus of a program which allows farmers to upgrade equipment.
Brittany Whitmire, with the North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share Program said a fund of $650,000 is being made available to assist farmers and producers. “It’s designated for equipment cost share funding for both producers of value-added products and processors of value-added products who buy their raw commodities from North Carolina farmers,” said Whitmire.
The money for the program is being made available from several sources, including the Family Farm Innovation Fund and the Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. More details can be found at www.ncmarketready.org.
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