Rebecca Thistlethwaite


USDA AMS Grants (updated 7.20.2021) Meat & Poultry Inspection Readiness Grants: The Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program assists currently operational meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities in obtaining a Federal Grant of Inspection under the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) or the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA); or to operate as …

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State Funding Programs for Meat Processing Facility Improvements/Upgrades/New Facilities

This page will highlight different state-level grant or loan programs that can be utilized to start new meat processing plants, upgrade existing ones, or fund other niche meat supply chain projects. Some of these are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and others are longer standing programs designed to incentivize local and regional production, processing, …

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Humane handling

On October 2, 2015, this content was automatically unpublished and marked as inactive. Please feel free to rework this page, along with properly indicating the copyright for all included images and republish it as appropriate. Do not hesitate to Contact our Community Support staff with any questions you may have.   Humane treatment of farm …

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NMPAN Affiliates North Dakota

    Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network Home Primary State Affiliates Dr. Karl Hoppe North Dakota State University Extension Service Carrington, ND (701) 652-2951 ext   Dr. Robert Maddock Extension Meats Specialist North Dakota State University Fargo, ND (701) 231-8975   Other Contacts in North Dakota North Dakota Meat Processors Association Eileen C. …

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