Meat Processing Grants Awarded
from North Dakota Local Food Development Alliance
from the ND Farmers Union, Farmers Union Minute e-mail...
USDA recently announced $10.5 million to expand North Dakota’s meat processing capacity. The Lewis and Clark Development Council was awarded $10 million to finance new and expanding meat and poultry processors. South 40 Beef, a beef processor in Mott, also received $471,525 to double capacity and increase workforce.
The awards were provided through the Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP) and the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP). The two programs are part of USDA’s $1 billion plan to promote fairness, resilience and competition in meat and poultry supply chains. NDFU supports continued efforts to expand local and regional processing capacity.