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USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer was scheduled to visit Smude’s Natural Sunflower Oil in Pierz Thursday, to award Smude’s a $298,500 Value-Added Producer Grant. The grant will help Smude’s increase production of its bottled natural sunflower oil, grow its customer base and create jobs.


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