Activists, entrepreneurs seek poultry options
From the post:
That’s right. The only poultry processing plants operating in Georgia are the ones that kill enough birds per year—upward of 100,000 but more often in the millions—to cover the costs associated with stringent state food-safety and wastewater-disposal rules as well federal requirements for USDA on-site inspection of each and every bird slaughtered. The little guys, the ones who only want to raise and safely process fewer than 20,000 birds a year (the federal threshold for USDA oversight) have no in-state, let alone on-farm, options.
Read Deborah Geering’s full blog post
Photograph courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture