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State aims to solve meat processing bottlenecks

Applications opened this week for a new state initiative called the Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program (MPEG), an attempt to strengthen the local food supply chain and address meat shortages at retail locations and food banks.

The program will utilize $10 million of the funding allocated to Wyoming through the CARES Act and is open to meat processing businesses and non profits who would be interested in making improvements to their business that will increase capacity. Improvements must be complete by December 30; the grant also applies to improvements that are already complete and wer...

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