State money could help farmers by increasing meat-processing capacity

State money could help farmers by increasing meat-processing capacity

A chart at a Montpelier farmer’s market vendor shows various cuts of beef. Photo by Tom Brown/VTDigger Vermont beef farmers have been reporting a processing backlog for years. But when Black River Meats converted a former Ben & Jerry’s plant in Springfield to a slaughterhouse and processing plant in 2013 and expanded capacity six-fold, then-owner […]