- Feb 4, 2016
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- Clark County, KY
At first when I heard people talking about state inspection as opposed to relying on federal inspections I thought it was a step forward but after thinking about it that wouldn’t really free up much. There would still be restrictions and the state inspector services would probably be no more easily found than the current federal ones.They passed a law for state inspection. They did not provide any funding.
I argued against it. State inspection is ever bit as rigorous as USDA, but you can only sell in state. In a state as small as Arkansas puts most of us within an hour of a state line. I do not like that limitation.
There really just needs to be a lifting of the inspection process and regulations regarding direct agricultural sales to consumers. The narrative that the inspections and large companies that can adhere to the requirements can provide a safer product is truly fake news. It’s about money the companies are able to buy political influence and have a major lobbying presence, where as individuals do not have those abilities.