Welcome to Episode 77 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. In this episode, Representative Chad Ingels discusses a recently-signed state bill that provides support for new and existing meat lockers, as well as the workforce needed to make those lockers successful. Also, Dr. Kathryn Polking (the Bureau Chief for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau) joins us to discuss the requirements for Iowans who want to open a locker or participate in other local meat processing opportunities.


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