Family Farmers Lose Out in Agriculture Bill

1 Dec

http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/press-releases/family-farmers-lose-out-in-agriculture-bill-85899366614

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One Response to “Family Farmers Lose Out in Agriculture Bill”

  1. cultivatewisdom December 2, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    “Independent family farmers have long reported that smaller operators are routinely squeezed out by discriminatory pricing, unfair contract stipulations, collusion among large meat packers to distort prices, and retaliatory actions against individual growers and ranchers.

    “The Obama administration shares responsibility for today’s action. The U.S. Department of Agriculture had more than a year and a half to provide guidance and clarity in a new rule, and its delay provided an opening for industry to exert pressure on Congress—and independent farmers and ranchers have suffered a real loss as a result.”

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