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Fed funds for small Montana meat processors fend off industry consolidation

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(Big Sky Connection) Small Montana meat processors are on the front lines against the large companies that control the industry. Funding from the American Rescue Plan is helping these processors compete. 

Nearly eight million dollars were secured for 30 Montana businesses from the COVID relief legislation. That includes $450,000 for Hamilton Packing Company in the Bitterroot Valley.