Strengthening Supply Chains: New USDA efforts to improve meat and poultry sectors
The USDA is working to strengthen the meat and poultry sector.
The Department announced an additional $22 million for the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant Program which brings the total up to almost $55 million. This year, the funding will go towards projects in 37 states and help improve and develop new market opportunities for meat and poultry processors.
Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, says, “The Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grants will help meat and poultry processors make necessary facility improvements, expand their businesses, and strengthen the nation’s food supply chain.”