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By Johnathan Hladik
Policy Director Center for Rural Affairs 

Grant program welcome news for local processors, consumers


For two years, processors and producers across rural Nebraska have fought hard to get a program to improve and expand Nebraska's meat processing capabilities approved and established.

Their work, along with that of the Nebraska Legislature and staff at Nebraska Department of Agriculture, has paid off as grant applications for the Independent Processor Assistance Program are now being accepted.

This development is not only good news to processors who've spent the last two years doing everything they can to catch up from industry disruptions, but also households across the state looking for more...

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