BREAUX BRIDGE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award a $7 million grant to Guidry’s Catfish to expand their processing facility near Breaux Bridge.
Congressman Higgins toured the facility in August 2022 to discuss the project, and he delivered a letter of support in May urging USDA to approve the grant application. Since 2017, our office has written hundreds of letters of support for pending federal grant applications and has shown a strong record of success.
“This is a welcome investment that will lead to new jobs and economic activity for St. Martin Parish,” said Congressman Higgins. “The Guidry family runs a beautiful, squared-away operation. This USDA grant will help them expand their facilities and increase processing capacity. I look forward to their continued success here in South Louisiana.”
“We appreciate the assistance from Congressman Higgins and his staff,” said Cherrie Guidry, co-owner of Guidry’s Catfish. “We welcome the opportunity to increase processing capacity while enhancing the food supply chain, improving product diversification, and encouraging competition to provide new revenue sources to our region and state economy.”