Des Moines Register: The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it's sending nearly $22 million to about 110 local and regional lockers and meatpacking facilities in 37 states to enable them to process more livestock and sell their products more widely. Among them are 13 Iowa facilities that will receive a combined total of $2.6 million to buy equipment, add space and tackle other upgrades that will qualify them to be federally inspected or inspected through a special state program. That will enable them to sell their products across the country.