USDA has launched a new program to provide technical assistance to meat and poultry grant applicants and grant-funded projects. The Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program consists of three non-profit organizations who are able to use a wide range of expertise and outreach strategies to offer support throughout the grant recipients’ project. The program is part of the continued efforts from the White House to create a more resilient meat and poultry supply chain through the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant program. All non-profit organizations will use both in-house resources and their wide network to support the depth and capacity needed for successful execution of projects.

The organizations involved include: the Flower Hill institute, Oregon State University’s Niche Meat Processors Assistance Network and the Intertribal Agricultural Council. USDA is also pursuing agreements with the American Association of Meat Processors, the American Meat Science Association and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute.

Read more on the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program here.