investments

Funding to Increase Meat Processing Capacity Will Benefit Southeast

Dan Beef, Cattle, Georgia, Livestock, Marketing, Pork, Poultry

Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is investing $73 million in 21 grant projects through the first round of the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP). The funding will expand meat and poultry processing capacity, which in turn increases competition, supports producer income, and strengthens the food supply chain to lower costs for working families and create jobs and economic …

energy markets

Vilsack: Nothing in Build Back Better Bill Threatens Farmers

Dan Legislative, USDA

While some in agriculture question the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better Bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he respectfully disagrees with those who say that it will cause the loss of family farms. AFBF President Zippy Duval told farm reporters last week that the bill’s costs outweighed increases for farm programs. But Vilsack said the bill actually has provisions that …