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We gathered small meat producers, processors, and policy-makers for a continuing conversation about how to build capacity in the local supply chain.

Congress has tried for years to improve the small meat processing industry. A newly introduced bill, The Strengthening Local Processing Act, addresses some of the issues facing Pennsylvania’s small meat processors, but what else is needed?

This conversation is a continuation of our earlier Listening Session for Small Meat Processors, which you can find here.


Michael Kovach, Owner of Walnut Hill Farm and Vice President of the PA Farmers Union

Kelly Nuckolls, Senior Policy Specialist with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)