USDA awards meat processing grants

USDA awards meat processing grants

As part of the Biden administration’s investment in local meat processing, USDA will distribute $73 million to processors across several states through the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tells Brownfield Missouri-based Zimmerman Meats is one of more than 20 grant recipients.

“We anticipate and expect this will increase their ability to package and further process meat products by ten-fold, to better access value-added opportunities for this particular project in rural, southern Missouri.”

Vilsack says additional grant recipients in this first phase of funding will be announced by early 2023.