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The USDA is investing $4 billion to make the US food system more resilient.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the funds will help strengthen the food system, support food production, improve processing, make investments in distribution and aggregation, and increase market opportunities.
He says that includes funding to increase processing capacity in the US. “I would expect and anticipate that we would work with the states or regions where that processing capacity would be most helpful,” he says.