$14M Available to Support Ohio Livestock, Poultry Producers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A total of $14 million dollars is available through the Ohio Meat Processing Grant Program to support livestock and poultry producers with improvements and expansions to meat processing services.

Ohio livestock and poultry producers can apply HERE for grants of up to $500,000 through the program. The application period will close at 4 p.m. June 3.

“The need for meat processing services is significant, and it’s our job to ensure that Ohio companies have the support they need to continue to feed Ohio’s families,” Gov. Mike DeWine said. “Not only that, but this program creates jobs and supports the future of an essential industry in Ohio.”

Eligible costs include new and upgraded machinery, other equipment and technology products, and plant construction or expansion for confinement, processing and refrigeration. Eligible applicants include federal or state-registered meat harvesting or processing facilities in Ohio.  

“The agriculture industry is critical to Ohio’s economy, and we’re helping to ensure job security and food security through the meat processing grant program,” Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said. “These grants help smaller producers and processors upgrade their equipment and meet the level of productivity and efficiency they need to compete.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.