By Marianne Goodland
Legislative Reporter 

Pelton's SB 79 passes Senate & ag committee; heads to House for debate


March 24, 2021

Representative Rod Pelton, R-Cheyenne Wells, is close to seeing his first bill of the 2021 session on its way to the Governor’s office, on allowing direct sales of meat to consumers.

Senate Bill 79 will allow livestock producers to sell shares of their livestock directly to consumers, bypassing United States Department of Agriculture inspections, among other things. 

During the COVID shutdown, we found issues in the supply chain, and while this won’t solve it, it’ll help local producers sell shares in their livestock to consumers. This isn’t a new practice, he told the House Agr...

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