USDA Invites Comment on Meat and Poultry Processing Industry

USDA is seeking input from the public on how to invest an estimated $500 million of American Rescue Plan funds to improve infrastructure, increase capacity, and hasten diversification across the meat and poultry processing industry. A notice in the Federal Register identifies specific considerations regarding fair treatment of workers, loans, grants, technical assistance, partnerships and general topics on which USDA seeks input. USDA invites input from a wide range of industry stakeholders, and will consider comments received by August 30, 2021.