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House appropriations committee favors injustice in livestock markets

The essence of democratic process is the opportunity for all parties to be able to voice their views. The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, by inserting a budget rider which defunds the ongoing work by USDA to formulate rules that would re-invigorate the Packers and Stockyards Act, violated all principles of democracy. They did this action with no hearings or public input. Obviously, this budget rider is an inside job by the meat packer cartel aided by their public spokes-organization, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The budget rider allows packers to continue using...


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