Two Henry County businesses are among those sharing in an agricultural fund established by the state.

More than $951,000 is being dispersed to 28 agricultural, food and forestry businesses in the state through the Agricultural Enterprise Fund. 

Ghyers Timber and Sawmill, which produces forest products, and Laurel Hill Meat Processing are the two local companies receiving part of the funding.

Awards are made to those who demonstrate a potential for measurable impact on local farm income, access to markets, increased capacity, or agricultural innovation. Priority is given to businesses located in or adjacent to economically at-risk or distressed counties.

“The strategic investments from this program improve the local food supply chain, create new market opportunities for producers, and lead to strong economic impact in our communities,” Gov. Bill Lee said in a press release.

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