Grand Farm & partners receive $2 million to continue AgTech agreement

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven announced $2 million from the fiscal year 2024 agriculture funding bill has been given to Grand Farm, North Dakota State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service to continue an AgTech cooperative agreement.

This is $1 million more than what was given in fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The money is part of $50 million for priority research initiatives across North Dakota.

“Over the past two years, our partnership with Agricultural Research Service and North Dakota State University has enabled us to tackle problems in agriculture head-on. This exciting addition to that partnership will serve to scale our ability to drive solutions into the largest problems in agriculture,” Grand Farm Executive Director Dr. William Aderholdt said.

“[This] supports our state’s leadership in the next generation of precision agriculture technology and complements project’s like NDSU’s FARMS partnership,” Hoeven explained.

NDSU also received $2 million to create a new agriculture research center. The facility aims to help address farm and agribusiness challenges through policy and economic analysis, improve risk management tools including crop and livestock insurance products and help ensure policies and programs meet the needs of producers.