Small town locker making big moves

Sen. Charles Grassley
Story City Locker owner Ty Gufstafson shows Iowa U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley around his facility. Story City Locker is the first state-inspected meat processor in Iowa to be certified through the Cooperative Interstate Shipment program. PHOTO / COREY MUNSON

Story City Locker last week welcomed Sen. Charles Grassley and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig to its facility in Story City, as the small meat processor celebrated its designation as the first Iowa business certified for the Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) program.

Under the CIS program, small­er, state-inspected meat lockers can remain under state inspection but can apply a federal-style mark of inspection and sell products across state lines.

“This lets us, and our customers, play in larger, nationwide...

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