Grassley pleased with support for small processors in Biden meat and poultry action plan
Iowa U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley welcomed new loan and grant programs for small processors announced in President Biden’s action plan to increase competition in meat and poultry markets.
“These are very important parts of increasing competition.”
On his weekly call with ag reporters Tuesday, he highlighted other aspects of the plan as well.
“The administration announced $100 million for a new workforce training program for people who wish to work in the industry. The announcement (also) pledged to work with Congress to make cattle markets fairer and more transparent.”
Grassley says that can be accomplished by passing the cattle market compromise legislation he’s introduced with Nebraska’s Deb Fischer, Montana’s Jon Tester, and Ron Wyden of Oregon.