DNR seeks comment on change of plant ownership from public to private

The state of Alaska is looking to move the McKinley Meat and Sausage plant to private ownership, and it’s seeking the public’s 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.

Alaska Dispatch