WASHINGTON — On Monday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) related to Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure.
In the comments, compiled by the Independent Beef Processors Committee, USCA makes several recommendations for how USDA can best utilize up to $500 million in investments in meat and poultry processing:
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) needs to work to replace the influence of foreign meat processing entities with locally owned, regional, and independent processors. The $500 million available for investment opportunities in meat and poultry processing infrastructure should be used to build a resilient, robust, and domestic-driven food supply chain; one where U.S. cattlemen and women are rewarded for the high-quality, nutrient-dense, and economically sustainable product they produce.”
–United States Cattlemen’s Association