Even foes of proposed plant see potential in organic meat

US - While proponents and critics of the Powell meat plant project have debated the merits of the proposed site, management team and public funding, many on both sides of the issue are in agreement on the potential of the organic and natural market.
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Producers can earn more by marketing their beef as organic or natural, and creating a U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected plant in Wyoming is necessary for getting local beef to markets around the country.

The Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association have long backed the establishment of a USDA-inspected facility in the state.

"As long as it benefits agriculture and the community, I'm all for it," said Mike Belliston, a meatcutter and cattle producer who worked as a paid consultant on the Rocky Mountain Custom Cuts project.

Source: BillingsGazette.com

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