POULTRY NEWS

USDA ANNOUNCES MORE RESOURCES TO INCREASE AND EXPAND MEAT AND POULTRY PROCESSING CAPACITY

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the launch of the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA) to provide technical assistance to meat and poultry grant applicants and grant-funded projects. Processors and applicants involved with the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program and the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) can access this technical assistance. USDA also announced it is now accepting applications for $23.6 million in competitive grant funding available through the MPIRG program. Applications must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 24, 2022.