Of Laws and Sausage

Boone County’s most outspoken farmer (or at least the one with the best high speed internet connection), Eric Reuter, issues a call to reform regulations on meat processing in the state:

The way the law stands, I can take a deer, goat, lamb, cow, or other animal to a small custom processor, and receive butchered, packaged meat in return. I can share that meat with my family and children; I can give it away to friends; I can trade it with others; I can serve it to a potluck or community event; but the second I take a dime for it, it becomes a dangerous, illegal substance that under no circumstances is legal.

Let’s add “more contact with our elected representatives” to our list of New Year’s resolutions, eh?


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

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  1. “Most out-typing” maybe…

    I sent that link with a personal note to Paul Quinn, my House rep, but have not been able to make contact with Kurt Schaefer, who is so new there doesn’t seem to be an email yet (and Chuck Graham is still listed in parts of the Missouri government website).

    Not holding my breath, but you never know.

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