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Producers meat the challenge in Clark County

Lack of processing facilities, high land costs vex county farmers

By Rachel Pinsky for The Columbian
Published: February 7, 2022, 6:05am
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A pair of Angus steers pause while grazing in a pasture owned by Windy River Livestock. The family livestock operation has pastures in both Camas and Washougal.
A pair of Angus steers pause while grazing in a pasture owned by Windy River Livestock. The family livestock operation has pastures in both Camas and Washougal. (Photo contributed by Windy River Livestock.) Photo Gallery

Despite an increase in customers during the pandemic, Clark County meat producers looking to expand their business are struggling against a lack of local processing facilities and the high cost of farmland.

“Meat-packing problems and grocery store scarcity, it’s been great for us,” said Jocelyn Stauffer of Windy River Livestock.

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