USDA Launches Meat and Poultry Technical Assistance Program

Offers funding and cooperative agreements to program participants.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a technical assistance program that provides federal funding and collaboration to meat and poultry processing plants. USDA has partnered with three non-profit organizations to provide strategies and expertise to program applicants and has made $23.6 million in funding available to processors through the Meat and Poultry Readiness Grant.

“This is a true partnership to help meat and poultry processors and grant applicants diversify processing ownership throughout the country,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “We are pleased to partner with these initial organizations, given their deep technical expertise and demonstrated service to underserved communities, as part of our support for fairer, more competitive, and resilient meat and poultry supply chains.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack to have discernment as he oversees support of meat and poultry processors.
  • For USDA officials as their department partners with nonprofits to implement programs and strategies.
  • For U.S. meat and poultry producers and processors as they continue to recover from pandemic disruptions.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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