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USDA commits $32 million to help meat and poultry sectors

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Source: Global Ag Media/The Pig Site, 23 November 2021, photo credit:

US department of agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of $32 million in grants yesterday.

In total, 167 meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities received funding to support expanded capacity and efficiency through the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program, the USDA announced yesterday.

“Today’s investment supports local and regional meat and poultry processors as they recover from the pandemic and also work to expand capacity,” Vilsack said. “Achieving a Federal Grant of Inspection or operating under a Cooperative Interstate Shipment program allows meat and poultry processors to ship products across state lines, pursue new market opportunities, and better meet consumer and producer demand along the supply chain.”
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