The Rapid Response Mini-Grant for Livestock Processing was a one-time program in 2020 that helped processors and certain producers respond to market issues caused by COVID-19. The program's goal was to increase slaughter, processing, and storage capacity for livestock products until existing markets returned or new markets were developed. Funding for this program was made available through the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Program.

We awarded $360,673.32 to 81 Minnesota livestock processing plants and producers to offset the cost of expenses such as adding coolers, refrigeration units, or slaughter and processing equipment.

Mini Grant Recipients

Organization

City

County

3Hmong Sausage

Saint Paul

Ramsey

A & M Processing Inc.

Hamburg

Sibley

Al's Butcher Shop

Belgrade

Stearns

Alsleben Meats LLC

Glencoe

McLeod

Arrowhead Regional Corrections

Duluth

St. Louis

Austin Williams

Brewster

Nobles

Back Home Farms

Park Rapids

Hubbard

Backroad Meats

Milaca

Mille Lacs

Blank Cattle & Equipment LLC

Foley

Benton

Blue Earth Locker

Blue Earth

Faribault

Brady Gramm

Hancock

Stevens

Bruders' Butcher

Melrose

Stearns

Bruders’ Butcher

Breckenridge

Wilkin

Buckridge Meats

Millville

Wabasha

Burt's Meat & Poultry

Eyota

Olmsted

Carlson Meat Shop

Kimball

Meeker

Clay Hill Processing

Lengby

Mahnomen

Clean Chickens and Co.

Elk River

Sherburne

Concord Fresh Meat Inc.

Saint Paul

Dakota

Conger Meat Market

Conger

Freeborn

Cornerstone Farms

Henning

Otter Tail

DCBL Acres

Avon

Stearns

Dick's Locker

Good Thunder

Blue Earth

Doerr Meat Processing

Rushford

Fillmore

Dover Processing Inc.

Dover

Olmsted

Egans Market

Adrian

Nobles

Elm Dale Creamery & Locker

Bowlus

Morrison

Emily Meats

Emily

Crow Wing

Floodwood Custom Meats LLC

Floodwood

St. Louis

Foley Locker

Foley

Benton

Four Hill Farms

Barnesville

Clay

French Lake Butcher Shop

South Haven

Wright

George’s City Meats LLC

Nicollet

Nicollet

Glockenspiel Inc.

Center City

Chisago

Gray Duck Farms

Pine City

Pine

Grazing Acres

Kerkhoven

Scott

Greg’s Meat Processing

Hampton

Dakota

Headwaters Meat Processing

Bagley

Clearwater

Heart O' Lakes Quality Meats Inc.

Pelican Rapids

Ottertail

Helget Butcher Shop

Darfur

Watonwan

Hilltop Meat Market

Mankato

Blue Earth

Homegrown Meats

St. Charles

Stearns

Iron Shoe Farm

Princeton

Sherburne

Jenniges Meat Processing

Brooten

Stearns

Johnson’s Meat Market LLC

St. James

Watonwan

Kerkhoven Country Butcher

Kerkhoven

Swift

Kramarczuk Sausage Co. Inc.

Minneapolis

Hennepin

Krenik’s Meat Processing Inc.

Montgomery

Rice

Lakes Area Cooperative

Perham

Otter Tail

Lakes Processing Inc.

Detroit Lakes

Becker

LaSalle Food Processing Association

La Salle

Watonwan

Lingen Dairy Soft Serve

Balaton

Murray

Lonsdale Country Market

Lonsdale

Rice

Lorentz Meats

Cannon Falls

Goodhue

Lucken Meats Custom Processing

Blackduck

Beltrami

Mackenthuns Meats and Deli

Bonifacius

Hennepin

Mahtowa Market Inc.

Mahtowa

Carlton

Marvin and Virginia Borgerding

Brooten

Stearns

Mills Locker Plant

New York Mills

Ottertail

Morgan’s Meat Market

Richland

Waseca

Ole’s Up Nort Meats & Processing

Otter Tail

Otter Tail

Orty's Custom Meat

Deer River

Itasca

Pastures A Plenty Co.

Kerkhoven

Chippewa

Prairie Meats Inc.

Olivia

Renville

PStar Meats

Clements

Redwood

Redhead Creamery LLC

Brooten

Stearns

Riverside Meats and Processing

Swanville

Todd

Schaefers Market

Sauk Centre

Stearns

Schroeder Meats LLC

New Germany

Carver

Schwarzrock Meat Market Inc.

Hutchinson

McLeod

Stark Partners

Vesta

Yellow Medicine

Stinson's Country Style Meat LLC

Houston

Houston

TFC Poultry LLC

Ashby

Grant

The Brat Barn

Hermantown

Saint Louis

The Butcher Block Meat Market

Marshall

Lyon

Tikes Enterprises

Cohasset

Itasca

Town & Country Meats

Thief River Falls

Pennington

Valley Acres Dairy

Lewiston

Winona

Winebrook Farm

Albert Lea

Freeborn

Wright Meats LLC

Saint Charles

Winona