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Meatingplace Webinar

THU, JUNE 20, 2024, 10 AM CDT

We’ll explore the USDA grant program’s status: Successes and shortcomings

On July 9, 2021, the USDA grabbed headlines when it announced more than $650 million in grants and assistance to U.S. meat processors. Described as part of a “historic commitment to fight monopolization and promote competition across the economy,” the funds were intended to expand capacity in small and very small plants, and to address consolidation in the meat industry.

Three years later, more than $300 million of those funds have been distributed to more than 300 processing facilities across the country, and in an exclusive webinar, Meatingplace will explore the program’s status and success. Peter Thomas Ricci, Managing Editor, Meatingplace, will moderate. Our expert guests will be Dave Carter, Director of Regional Technical Assistance Coordination for the Flower Hill Institute and Dr. Sarah Low, professor and head, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Join the webinar or watch at your convenience

Participants in the event will be able to submit questions to our panelists during our Q&A segment. All registrants will receive a link to view the recording on demand.