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By Johnathan Hladik
Center for Rural Affairs 

With continued support, processors look to new opportunities


September 22, 2022

As the demand for local foods grows, small- and mid-sized meat and poultry processors are looking to make investments to expand their capacity, create new markets for their product and train the next generation of workers.

These efforts, which come as many in the industry work to regain their footing after a tumultuous two years, are not going unnoticed and continue to receive support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

Through its Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant Program, AMS has awarded $54.6 million in grants to processing facilities a...

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