Agricultural Products Utilization Commission funding 4 projects; grants total nearly $202,000

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — North Dakota's Agricultural Products Utilization Commission is funding four projects this quarter.

The group better known as APUC funds developers of North Dakota farm products. It's a program of the state Commerce Department.

The largest grant this quarter is going to North Dakota State University's Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials. Researchers are getting nearly $88,000 for work on an influenza vaccine for pigs.

NDSU's Department of Plant Sciences is getting more than $54,000 for flaxseed research.

Two Hettinger companies also are getting money. Renuvix LLC is getting more than $59,000 to promote its soybean oil products, and Trojan Hoist Co. is getting $25,000 to develop equipment.

APUC's next meeting is Feb. 19, in Bismarck.

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