Ohio Doesn’t Have Enough Organic Meat Certifiers to Meet Demand

Paul Dorrance has raised grass-fed livestock in Chillicothe for years, but his animals are not considered organic. It’s a conundrum facing more Ohio farmers these days.

“Notably missing is the availability of the option to differentiate yourself, whether it’s in a restaurant or grocery store or at a farmers market via certified organic,” Dorrance says.

Dorrance and others in the agriculture industry agree it’s because of a lack of processing facilities or butcher shops in Ohio that can certify meat as organic.

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