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Local Communities/Businesses to Receive Funds From USDA

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 -- 12:01 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more than $28 million in funding for Wisconsin farmers, producers, and rural communities.

The funding will support a variety of projects, including upgrades to water and wastewater systems, construction of a new potato dehydration facility, and technical assistance for small businesses.

"These investments will grow our rural economies, ensure Wisconsinites can lead safe, healthy lives, and set our communities up for success into the future," said Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The funding will be awarded to 11 cities, Tribes, companies, and individuals.

Some local communities and companies receiving the funds include:

  • The City of Thorp: $1.8 million to upgrade the city's wastewater treatment plant;
  • City of Augusta: $24,500 to purchase a law enforcement vehicle;
  • And Ace Ethanol, LLC: $1.8 million to help two ethanol-production facilities in Wisconsin recover from unexpected market losses.

This funding is a significant investment in Wisconsin's rural communities. It will help to improve infrastructure, create jobs, and support small businesses.

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