In a significant development, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has successfully secured over $12 million through the federal Resilient Food System Infrastructure Program. This funding is earmarked for various projects aimed at enhancing supply chain coordination, establishing advanced processing centers, and improving the accessibility, affordability, and efficiency of distributing Ohio products. The initiative may also encompass the construction, expansion, and modernization of key supply chain facilities.
The Resilient Food System Infrastructure Program is strategically designed to foster growth in the middle of the food supply chain. It seeks to fortify local and regional food systems by introducing new revenue streams for Ohio producers. The ultimate goal is to keep profits circulating within rural communities, enhance processing options, and contribute to the overall resilience of the food supply chain.
The International Centre for Trade Transparency and Monitoring closely monitors these developments, recognizing the positive impact they can have on regional economies and the broader landscape of global trade.