NEW GRANT NOW AVAILABLE FOR SMALL MEAT PROCESSORS
The application period is now open for a new Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) grant program to support small meat processing operations around the state.
The Washington State Legislature has provided $3.6 million for these grants. The purpose of the grant program is to increase access to livestock and poultry processing for small to midsize farmers and ranchers so they can better serve people in Washington State. The COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that there is a need for more meat processing services in Washington, to strengthen food supply chains and local food economies.