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After Meeting with Poultry Leaders in Gainesville, Sen. Ossoff Secures New Resources to Strengthen Georgia’s Meat and Poultry Industries

Following his conversations with poultry leaders and agricultural research specialists, Sen. Ossoff secured resources to expand meat and poultry processing, create jobs in rural Georgia, and strengthen supply chains

Washington, D.C. — Following his work with agricultural leaders across the state, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff secured new resources to strengthen Georgia’s meat and poultry processing industries.

In June, Sen. Ossoff convened a roundtable with Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia Poultry Federation President Mike Giles, and agricultural leaders in Gainesville to discuss strengthening Georgia’s agricultural sector and workforce.

Today, following their push, Sens. Ossoff and Warnock and a bipartisan group of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation successfully secured new resources through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand Georgia’s meat-processing capacity and create new agriculture jobs in the state.

The Georgia Meat and Poultry Revolving Loan Fund will help meat and poultry processors support and grow their operations.

“Georgia farmers have demanded access to more meat and poultry processing options,” Sen. Ossoff said. “We have succeeded in securing USDA funds to finance new processors that will serve Georgia farmers. I will continue working every day to support Georgia agriculture, and I thank Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black for his help with this effort.”

“This grant is about creating jobs in rural counties and lowering food costs for all Georgians,” Senator Reverend Warnock said. “Strengthening our food supply chain is crucial to keeping grocery store shelves full and food prices low. That’s why I was proud to lead my colleagues in the Georgia delegation to push for this federal investment to support Georgia’s meat processing industry. I look forward to continuing to work with partners on the ground to secure robust investments for our state’s industries.”

“This is a great example of Democrats and Republicans coming together to help Georgia’s livestock producers,” said Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. “Today’s $7.5 million from USDA to establish the Georgia Meat and Poultry Revolving Loan Fund will increase access to capital for meat processors who want to start or expand processing capacity right here at home. More local processing options strengthen our supply chain and help create greater, free-market competition within the industry that can ultimately lower costs at the grocery store for Americans,”Now

“This is a great example of Democrats and Republicans coming together to help Georgia’s livestock producers,” Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr said. “Today’s $7.5 million from USDA to establish the Georgia Meat and Poultry Revolving Loan Fund will increase access to capital for meat processors who want to start or expand processing capacity right here at home. More local processing options strengthen our supply chain and help create greater, free-market competition within the industry that can ultimately lower costs at the grocery store for Americans.”

The letter was signed by Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock and Congressmen Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2), Austin Scott (R-GA-08), Rick Allen (R-GA-12), and David Scott (D-GA-13).

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