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More action on ag issues coming up in Washington

Meat processing investment, work on meat processor consolidation and ‘right-to- repair’ among issues in D.C. last week


Last updated 7/14/2021 at 7:36am

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More direct and indirect action is happening in Washington, D.C., on issues related to agricultural production.

President Joe Biden has issued an executive order that includes directing government agencies to increase competition in the markets for agricultural products, and, almost the same time the order was issued, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it was investing $600 million in meat processing facilities.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said in a release Friday he was celebrating the USDA investment in meat processing facilities, $500 million in meat and...

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