Tester Secures $55.2 Million to Expand State Meat Processing Capacity and Access
June 30, 2021
As a part of his years long fight to increase local meat processing capacity in Montana and reduce consolidation in the meatpacking industry, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured $55.2 million in competitive grand funding that will provide critical resources for currently operating processing facilities that are working toward Federal inspection.
â€śIn order to break the stranglehold that large packers have on the marketplace, we have to bolster local processing capacity and increase competitionâ€”thatâ€™s exactly what these dollars will do,â€ť said Tester. â€śThis program will bring more pr...