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Testimony to JAC: In-state meat industry growing but has more to do

RIVERTON — Wyoming’s meat processing industry is growing, a development Central Wyoming College is watching closely.

During a July 19 meeting of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, Wyoming Sen. Brian Boner, R-Douglas, testified about the impacts of House Bill 51, which was passed last year “authorizing a governmental program related to expanding and enhancing meat processing capabilities” in the state. The legislation created a meat processing expansion grant program with a $2 million allocation, according to Boner – but about $6 million in requests have been received.