Public Comment Period Now Open – Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure

July 27, 2021 USDA 

. USDA will provide grants, loans, and technical assistance to address concentration within the meat and poultry sectors and relieve supply chain bottlenecks by supporting new meat and poultry processing facilities.

Government of Canada Investing Over $12 Million to Improve Worker Safety and Increase Capacity Of Ontario Meat Processing

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to Canada’s food system, while demonstrating the need for more diversified food processing capacity. As a result, Canadian livestock producers and meat processors have taken on unexpected and exceptional activities to manage health and safety during the pandemic.

Butterball to Invest a Total of $8.7 Million in Two Arkansas Processing Facilities

January 14, 2021 Butterball

The expansion includes a $4.7 million investment in Ozark where the company will create 160 jobs and a $4 million investment in Huntsville where it will create 200 new jobs.

Cody USDA Certified Meat Processing Will Substantially Expand Facility

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a problem that already existed in Wyoming—a lack of USDA meat processing facilities compared to the number of animals that need to be processed.

Meat Processing Plant Ordered to Shut Down After Covid-19 Outbreak; Company Sues New Mexico

November 12, 2020 Tim Stelloh, NBC

An Illinois-based meat manufacturer is suing the state of New Mexico after health officials there ordered a processing plant to close for two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak.