(202) 526-2726 cffeinfo@gmail.com

Dear Ms. Helming,

The Campaign for Family Farms and the Environment (CFFE) is a coalition of state and national organizations, including Dakota Rural Action (SD), Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Land Stewardship Project (MN), Missouri Rural Crisis Center, Food & Water Watch and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. We work together to support family farmers, rural communities and a vibrant, sustainable food system. Through this work, we oppose national, state and local policies propping up corporate factory farms that are putting independent livestock producers out of business, extracting wealth from our rural communities, polluting our land, water and air, and threatening our national security. We appreciate the opportunity
to provide comments on “Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure” that will guide USDA’s $500 million investment in expanding meat and poultry processing capacity (Docket No. AMS-TM-21-0058-0002.)