South Dakota state-inspected meat can now cross state lines

Selected South Dakota state-inspected meat and poultry processors can now ship products across state lines.  The USDA says they have finalized a Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) agreement with South Dakota allowing state-inspected establishments that comply with federal inspection requirements to ship their products in interstate commerce.

The CIS program was part of the 2008 Farm Bill.  South Dakota is the ninth state to enter the program.

Other states with CIS agreements include Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

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