The state of Alaska is looking to move the McKinley Meat and Sausage plant to private ownership, and its seeking the publics input.
According to a press release from the Department of Natural Resources, the state is seeking input from processors, farmers and even chefs on the facility, which is the only U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved slaughter facility in Southcentral Alaska, through a series of surveys. The facility costs the state thousands of dollars each year, but is a necessity for farmers looking to sell locally raised meat.
There will also be public comments taken at the Board of Agriculture and Conservation meeting July 2 in Palmer. Links to the surveys are available online at dnr.alaska.gov.