One easy thing Congress can do is to make it easier for farmers who produce pasture-raised meat to process their animals closer to home, and access new local markets.
The benefit to consumers? More locally produced meat at potentially more affordable prices.
TAKE ACTION: Ask your representatives in Congress to be original cosponsors of the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act and the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act.
The PRIME Act would allow animals butchered at small-scale custom slaughterhouses to be sold by the cut within the state.
The New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act would allow producers of meat and poultry products inspected by USDA-approved state programs to sell their meat across state lines.
Both bills were introduced in past legislative sessions, but will have to be reintroduced in order to go anywhere during the current session.