Market, economy leave some horses unwanted, abandoned
SIBLEY, Iowa — At one time, there were more than 20 horse processing facilities scattered throughout the country, but today the number of plants that can process the animals legally has dwindled to just a few. Now, horse producers and national associations are stepping in to try and turn the tide.
U.S. Ag Secretary wants to build its markets, infrastructure
MARSHALL — No knock against convenience stores, but the United States Department of Agriculture is changing focus to support the development of farmers markets, food processing and cold storage facilities in rural communities, according to Tom Vilsack, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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