Webinar: Rebuilding Massachusetts Meat Processing Infrastructure – What You Can Do To Help
Despite a strong demand for local meet, there is an acute shortage of slaughter and processing facilities in and around Massachusetts. This has been the case for some time and has long limited the availability of local meet to consumers and the ability of farmers to take advantage of the market demand. The need for more local meat processing capacity was also highlighted recently when we saw meat shortages due to closures of large meat processing facilities in the Midwest due to COVID.
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), other farming organizations and key legislators have all made rebuilding our meat processing capacity a priority and are working on several fronts to fix the situation. YOU CAN HELP! Attend one of the following webinars and learn about:
- MFBF’s Farmer Survey of slaughter and processing needs in the Commonwealth. Funded through the Commonwealth’s Food Security Infrastructure Grant, the results of this survey are intended to provide detailed insights as to the needs of farmers in Massachusetts regarding slaughter and processing.
- Several bills have been filed on Beacon hill to help facilitate rebuilding our local and regional meat infrastructure. Learn:
- What they bills are and what they would do, and
- How you can participate effectively in the legislative process and help get them passed!
Webinar: Rebuilding Massachusetts Meat Processing Infrastructure Preregistration: