Lawmakers advance bills to help agribusinesses, meat processing facilities
September 3, 2020
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers advanced legislation Friday aiming to boost the state’s meat processing facilities and provide more financial relief to agriculture industries.
But the ultimate call on whether to stand up such programs will be left to Gov. Mark Gordon.
The bills approved Friday by the Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee would appropriate $80 million of the state’s federal stimulus money – which must be spent by the end of the year – specifically for farming and ranching businesses across the state.
The proposals would also provide an additi...