USDA Investing In Meat, Poultry Research
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday, March 9, an investment of more than $43 million in meat and poultry processing research, innovation and expansion in support of its efforts to update the food system at every stage along the supply chain.
The investment is funded through the American Rescue Plan and the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
As part of the investment, the University of Arkansas was awarded a $5 million grant from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Center of Excellence for Meat and Poultry Processing and Food Safety Research and Innovation.
In addition, $13.9 million in grants from the Meat and Poultry Processing Research and Innovation – Small Business Innovation Research Phase III program were awarded to 14 small and midsized meat and poultry processors. The grants are administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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