Governor wants to boost S.D. meats industry

30 Dec 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota’s need for more meat processing has Governor Kristi Noem’s attention. The daughter of a Hamlin County farm family wants the Legislature to let her establish a grant program in what soon-might-be the state Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The governor seeks to tap $5 million of a one-time surplus that state government is predicted to see, in part from an unexpected bump in sales tax revenue driven by billions in COVID-19 relief flowing from Congress into South Dakota’s economy and state and local governments.

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