Governor Kelly announced over $9 million has been committed for projects to strengthen the state’s food supply system, making the announcement Thursday at Yoder Meats, Yoder.


Yoder Meats is one of 183 Kansas agriculture and food-related businesses and individuals across the state awarded grants as part of the Securing Local Food Systems grant program, money provided through the federal CARES Act.


Applications were accepted beginning August 19, and were reviewed by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, the Kansas Department for Children and Families, and the Kansas Department of Commerce.


In northwest Kansas, those receiving grants were:


Graham County: Jamboree Foods of Norton, Hill City — $50,000


Jewell County: The Browns Creek Connection, Jewell — $65,000;


Randall Farmers Coop Union, Randall — $25,000


Phillips County: Bluestem Bison Ranch, Glade — $50,000;


Hometown Market, Logan — $20,000


Rooks County: Brant's Market, Plainville — $50,000


Rush County: Rush County Grocer, La Crosse — $50,000


Russell County: Step Back in Time Food Market, Luray — $15,000


Smith County: Kensington Locker, Kensington — $100,000


Trego County: Malays Market, WaKeeney — $50,000