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Grants approved for 7 Michigan meat, poultry processors


LANSING, MI (AP)— Nearly $1.4 million in federal funding has been approved to help Michigan’s meat and poultry processors recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and expand their processing capacity.

The funding for seven companies is from an Agriculture Department grant program. The grants range from $186,670 to $200,000.

U.P. companies receiving them are Sommers Sausage Shop in Crystal Falls and Love Meats, Inc. in Rudyard.

The businesses can use the funding to cover costs for expanding existing facilities, modernizing processing equipment, and meeting packaging, labeling and food safety requirements.