Ten Missouri small businesses the recipients of more than six hundred thousand dollars in grant money from the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority.
Marion County Port Authority got $27,500 to assist with strategic planning and marketing studies for a potential Port Development in Marion and/or Ralls County.
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture received $86,229 for help establishing a meat processing facility in the Columbia area.
Mid-Missouri Soybean Crush in Auxvasse receives $100,000 for legal assistance for the development of a farmer-owned soybean crush plant.
Palmyra-based Missouri Beef Processors will get $139,590 to help with marketing and business plans as well as legal assistance for establishing a beef processing plant in Missouri.
The grants are funded from the sale of the Agricultural Product Utilization Contributor Tax Credit.