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USDA loan will help slaughterhouse to open in the Adirondacks

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A new company in Ticonderoga has qualified for a Federal loan of $900,000 to help start a new slaughterhouse that would serve farmers in the North Country. The guaranteed loan from the US Department of Agriculture would help with construction and new equipment for the facility.

Congressman Bill Owens of Plattsburgh said the project would be a "tremendous step forward" for local farmers. In recent years, farmers in the region have struggled to find meat processing facilities close to their operations.

Currently, the only USDA certified slaughterhouses in the North Country are located in St. Lawrence and Saratoga counties. According to Owens, the Adirondack Meat Company would employ 15 people and would be the first located in the Park.

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