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NFL player tackles local slaughterhouse shortage

NFL player tackles local slaughterhouse shortage

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

LYNDEN, Wash. - Farmers can now apply to open slaughter and packinghouses in Whatcom county under stricter rules, but where one county council member sees a problem, a local rancher and NFL football player sees a solution.

Council member Sam Crawford thinks the rules are too restrictive and won’t help the county.

 

Ferndale native and punter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Michael Koenen says his family’s Burk Ridge Farm in Lynden is going to offer a USDA-certified mobile slaughterhouse for their beef and pork as well as for other farmers.

 

Crawford says as far as he knows, all the slaughterhouse rules they just passed would not be enforceable on mobile units.

Koenen says it’s an environmentally-friendly solution to meet local demand for locally-grown and processed meat.

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