USDA Announces Investments in Food and Agriculture Supply Chains

During the inaugural meeting of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience, USDA announced that it is investing $196 million to strengthen American food and agriculture supply chains, expand markets for agricultural producers, and lower food costs. These investments come through several programs designed to create economic opportunities for people and businesses in rural areas: Rural Business Development Grants, Value Added Producer Grants, Business and Industry Loan Guarantees, the Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program, and the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program. The funding will support 185 projects in 38 States and Territories.