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Tester secures $55.2 million to expand state meat processing

Funds will be used in competitive grant program for processing facilities working toward federal inspection


Last updated 6/30/2021 at 7:45am

NOTE: This information was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester

U.S. Sen Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced Friday that he secured $55.2 million in competitive grant funding that will provide critical resources for currently operating processing facilities that are working toward federal inspection.

Tester said securing the funding is part of his push to increase local meat processing capacity in Montana and reduce consolidation in the meatpacking industry.

“In order to break the stranglehold that large packers have on the marketplace, we have to bolster local processing capacity an...

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