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Butcher Shortage

Apr 05, 2022

Video: Butcher Shortage

"Buying Local" has become important for many consumers, but there's a shortage of local butcher shop facilities and skilled employees to process locally produced meats. Despite the demand, younger people aren't learning the trade like they used to, and current employees are "ageing out." Northwest Premium Meats Plant Operations Manager Elliott Tolbert and local Bison Rancher Chase Shoemaker discuss the problem, and possible solutions.