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Wisconsin Ag Department Inviting Local Meat Processors to Apply for New Meat Processor Grant Program

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 -- 10:00 AM

(Wisconsin Ag Connection) The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture is inviting local meat processors to apply for its new meat processor grant program.

According to the Wisconsin Ag Connection, the purpose of the funding is to help grow Wisconsin's meat industry and improve the long-term viability of the state's livestock industry.

Eligible applicants must operate or intend to operate a DATCP or USDA licensed meat-processing establishment in Wisconsin and be engaged in livestock harvest or processing.

Projects must increase harvest capacity or production. Funding from these grants can be used for operating expenses directly related to the grant project, including expenses for engineering, architectural design, construction, food safety consultation, equipment, and equipment installation.

DATCP will award grants for up to $50,000 for projects that are up to two years in duration and help expand capacity or increase throughput. Processors are required to provide a match of 100 percent of the grant amount.

Recipients will be chosen through a competitive selection process. Applications are due no later than January 14, 2022. For more information, go to: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/MeatAndLivestockDevelopment.aspx

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