USDA Announces Enhancements to Food Supply Chain

$215 in funding seeks to improve resiliency and increase competition. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that it had approved $215 million in funding to help improve the country’s food supply chain. This funding will primarily go toward decentralizing meat and poultry production. It will also support smaller operations in rural areas of the country. The funding will provide startup funds which will allow local ranchers to better compete with corporations. 

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted the importance of decentralization within the food supply chain, saying, “For too long, ranchers and processors have seen the value and the opportunities they work so hard to create move away from the rural communities where they live and operate. Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, USDA is committed to making investments to support economic systems where the wealth created in rural areas stays in rural areas.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack to be discerning in the implementation of decentralizing food production.
  • For wisdom for USDA officials as they seek to enhance the food supply chain.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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