USDA takes steps to enhance competition
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced several moves to enhance competition and market transparency for farmers, including clarity in seed labeling and a final rule to provide contract poultry growers with better information about contracts with processing companies.
The agency also clarified that all meat purchased for USDA nutrition assistance programs “must be from animals that are born, raised and slaughtered in the U.S.” Last year, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service purchased $800...
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