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USDA opens RAPP application period


The USDA has opened an application period for the first round of funding under a new program that enables exporters to break into new agricultural markets.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the agency is making $300 million available for eligible projects through the Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP).

“They can be invested anywhere but in the top four agricultural markets,” he said. “We did not exclude Japan just simply because we saw a significant decline in market share in Japan.

USDA opens RAPP application period