Tell USDA and Congress to Support Local Meat Production

Join us in calling on the USDA to lift the ban on custom slaughterhouses as an emergency measure during the COVID-19 outbreak! With the closing of multiple massive slaughterhouses, even the big meat industry is acknowledging that they cannot properly function in this crisis – it’s time to help the small farmers feed their local communities.

Send your email to USDA Under Secretary Brashears at

Given the close ties between USDA and Big Agribusiness, getting the agency to lift the ban will be an uphill battle. So we need to fight for change on multiple fronts!

Congress can also take steps to address this problem. The PRIME Act, H.R. 2859/ S.1620

Call your U.S. Representative and Senators and urge them to sign on to H.R. 2859 and S. 1620. You can look up who represents you at or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Remember that calls have a greater impact, and only take a couple of minutes.

Sample message for your call or email can be found in the article.

For more informtion on the latest action as Kery (April 30) from the Weston A. Price Foundation which includes a sample letter read the article here.

Related reading:

Here’s a link to the bill and you can scroll down to see the cosponsors.