The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously today to release $400,000 over the next two years to DATCP for meat processor grants.
The budget approved this summer created the meat processor grant program and put the money into the committee’s appropriation to be released after the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection sought the funds.
Gov. Tony Evers, who originally proposed $2 million over the biennium for the grants, praised the committee’s action.
“Here in America’s Dairyland, we have a strong history of meat production and processing, and we take a lot of pride in that...