President Joe Biden signed an executive order to promote competition in the American economy. USDA is using the opportunity to address supply chain issues. The agency is committing $500 million in American Rescue Plan funds for grants and loans for new meat and poultry processors. There’s $150 million available to help existing small meat processors compete in the marketplace and get more customers. USDA will also revitalize the Packers and Stockyards Act, issuing new rules on Product of the USA labels and developing plans to expand market access. Read more on the announcement.
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