The new Congress is busy setting its priorities for the 2019-20 session. That makes this a good time to let your representatives know how they can help the regenerative organic food and farming movement.
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 by being allowed to sell their meat in neighboring states.
The benefit to consumers? More locally produced meat, at potentially more affordable prices.
Legislation that would accomplish these goals has already been written. Two bills, one in the House and one in the Senate, were introduced in past legislative sessions—only to stall. It’s time to resurrect them, and push them through!
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