(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced that 12 meat processors have been awarded a total of nearly $3 million to implement processing efficiencies, expand or construct facilities at existing sites, assist in training and certification, and improve harvest services.
This is the third round of awards made through the Ohio Meat Processing Grant, and they will help businesses in 11 counties. Including the first two rounds, 128 grants have been awarded to Ohio meat processors in 59 of Ohio’s 88 counties, totaling nearly $28 million.
“We wanted to make sure that all meat processors in the state had an opportunity to benefit from this grant program, so we allocated more funding,” said Governor DeWine. “These grants don’t just benefit the processors. They also benefit Ohio families who will find more meat products available to them at the store.”
“These grants help food processors invest in new machinery and technology that can deliver more food, less expensively,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “This results in a new level of productivity that benefits the consumer with lower prices, business with more production, and the workforce with higher pay.”