Ron Kind: Westby Cooperative Creamery Receives USDA Rural Development Funding | News

On Feb. 3, Rep. Ron Kind announced that more than $1 million is on its way to Wisconsin’s third congressional district to support local businesses, strengthen rural economies, and create well-paying jobs through department investments. American Agriculture.

“I’m thrilled to see over $1 million in investment in Wisconsin’s third congressional district,” Kind said. “This funding will help support our rural economies and ensure Wisconsin entrepreneurs, business cooperatives and farmers have the resources they need to continue to grow their businesses and create jobs and opportunity here at home.”

In Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District, the funding will:

• Wisconsin Grass-Fed Beef Cooperative – $250,000

• Westby Cooperative Creamery – $250,000

• Cap Services, Inc. – $75,293

• Wisconsin Pork Association Cooperative – $250,000

• Icon Meats LLC – $250,000

This funding aims to help rural areas of the country retain their resources through skills training, business development and technical assistance. The programs under which these investments are being made are part of a suite of business and cooperative services that are expected to help create or save more than 50,000 jobs in rural parts of the country through investments made during the financial year 2021.

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