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USDA Livestock Reforms - Renewed Hope for MN Farmers and Producers?

Tue, Jun 22nd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

MINNEAPOLIS - Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is publishing a new rule which is aimed at leveling the playing field for small livestock and poultry producers. It's promoted as a way to restore market competition and strengthen protections against price discrimination. Advocates say the new rule adds much-needed enforcement to the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, and could be a huge step towards revitalizing Minnesota's rural communities. (contd.) Podcast and entire story available:

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