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USDA CARES Act Meat & Poultry Grants

A Chillicothe company is one of 150 small and medium sized businesses to received a portion of nearly $17 million in CARES Act funding through the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

The Department of Agriculture announced more than 40 businesses were assisted in initiating or expanding their level of meat processing through a new grant of inspection or custom exempt inspection status.  Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn says “Our local meat processors were the backbone of our food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In the local area, Chillicothe Meats LLC received $180,000 and in Hale – CBP inc. received $200,000.

The grant funds were used to reimburse costs associated with purchasing or improving equipment, upgrades to utilities such as water, electric, heat or cooling, and packaging equipment.

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