Meat prices in Oregon could go down with new state law

The state is launching its own meat inspection program that’ll help clear an inspection backlog. Oregon used to run its own program until it was halted in 1971.

OREGON, USA — An Oregon law took effect this week that is aimed at reducing the cost of beef by allowing the state to conduct United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspections.

The law was passed last year, but the state just started accepting applications for inspecting processing centers this week.

Since the start of the pandemic the cost of all sorts of goods have skyrocketed, spurred by what authorities said are supply chain issues. In

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