$115M in federal grants will give a boost to smaller meat processors in 17 states

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Smaller meat and poultry operators in 17 states, including South Dakota, will receive $115 million in grants.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the funding today. The grants are the latest in a series of awards the Biden administration has made that are intended to increase meat and poultry processing, benefiting farmers and providing more job opportunities in largely rural areas.

The South Dakota funding is included in 10 awards to recipients in 12 states totaling $77 million through a program that finances the start-up or expansion of meat and poultry processing plants.


June 29, 2023