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State Grant Boosts Co-op Expansion

The planned relocation and expansion of the Keweenaw Co-op has received a big boost from state government.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded the co-op a $100,000 grant.

MDARD says the money will help expand opportunities for local and regional farmers and producers to bring their offerings to market, and for more local and regional consumers to gain access to healthy, fresh food.

The grant is one of 18 announced by the state yesterday, out of 98 applications. It is the only grant to an organization in the Upper Peninsula.

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