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Whole Foods to help finance local chicken processing

(article, James Berry)

According to Tom Laskawy over at Grist, Whole Foods is working with the USDA to create a fleet of mobile slaughterhouses for chicken, to be used by small-scale poultry farmers. Currently it's difficult for some of these farmers to find certified processors who will work with them. Laskawy says the first unit will be in the Northeast:

bq.Starting with a single unit serving Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Hudson Valley, N.Y., area, Whole Foods hopes to offer small farmers an affordable way to process chickens as well as to vastly increase the amount of locally sourced chicken it sells.