A Daviess County businessman pledges to seek the necessary state government permission that would allow him to process horse meat for human and pet consumption.
David Rains, who owns Rains Natural Meats east of Gallatin, Mo., told the News-Press on Monday that he plans to participate in an administrative hearing in two weeks with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A permit is required from the agency in order for Rains Natural Meats to operate a wastewater lagoon involved in equine processing. It represents a reapplication to the state for a general wastewater permit.
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