Local Meat Processor to Receive State Grant

by Brian Wilson
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Thirteen businesses will get state money this year from a fund designed to help small-scale meat processors. Iowa Economic Development Authority spokesperson Kanan Kappleman says the grants total more than 970-thousand dollars.

Kappleman says the money is often used for buying equipment.

Kappelman says the fund was created after the need for smaller local processors was highlighted when large-scale meat processors were shut down during the pandemic. She says there are just a few requirements to get the grants.

There are also some limits on the amount of these grants.

One of the grant recipients is Skoglund Meats in West Bend, who will receive a $100,000 grant to cover 50% of a $200,000 project.

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