The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering a new grant program to help Minnesota dairy producers move from Grade B status to Grade A status and help Grade A producers maintain their status.

Producers may apply for up to $10,000 with no matching requirement. Eligible costs include the equipment, services and physical improvements needed to meet or maintain Grade A dairy farm and quality standards.

Proposals are due at 4 p.m. May 1. For more information and to apply, visit