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Indiana establishes small meat processors loan program

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director says a new program will increase the state’s meat processing capacity. Don Lamb says small facilities have struggled to keep up with demand since the pandemic and additional infrastructure investments will reduce current backlogs. “The idea is that... Read More.

Milk processors commit to less added sugars in flavored school milk

Most fluid milk processors have agreed to limit the amount of added sugars in flavored school milk. International Dairy Foods Association President Michael Dykes tells Brownfield the Healthy School Milk Commitment was a proactive effort, knowing USDA was proposing a rule to eliminate flavored... Read More.

Pilot program opens doors for small and mid-sized beef processors

The USDA has launched a pilot program to increase accessibility and affordability of carcass quality grading for small and mid-sized beef processors.  Patrick Robinette of North Carolina, chairman of the independent beef processing committee for the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, says this brings quality grading... Read More.