South Dakota Beef with Governor Mike Rounds
South Dakota has launched a new certification program to distinguish its beef--and bring more revenue to its ranchers. Mark and Francis talk to Governor Mike Rounds about "South Dakota Certified Beef". This is a voluntary program design where by ranchers who participate comply with guidelines covering the raising, feeding and slaughtering of cattle. The goal: produce the best possible beef and help family farmers stay competitive. This is the first time a state government has used its police powers in support of a certification program not unlike the European appellation system!
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Podcast Date: 7/7/2005