By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Officials discuss meat processing facility


December 26, 2019

Over the past few months, the idea of a Co-operative Meat Processing Facility in Jefferson County has sparked an interest from local producers, government officials, and local organizations.

The idea was once again discussed last week at a joint meeting between the Jefferson and Madison County Commissions.

In a presentation at the meeting, Tom Harrington with the Jefferson Local Development Corporation and MSU Extension detailed how the co-op could be a benefit for local producers, tying the project in with a pet food processor, as well as creating a "specialty meat" product for retail sale...

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