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New Rule Provides More Transparency for Farmers and Ranchers

AFBF Staff

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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity Under the Packers and Stockyards Act final rule.

“AFBF appreciates Secretary Vilsack and USDA’s finalization of another rule that helps bring transparency and fairness for farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry under contracts with companies. This rule provides additional clarity regarding retaliation and deceptive practices in business dealings. It is a welcome complement to USDA’s Transparency Disclosures for Contract Poultry Growers rule implemented in February. Farm Bureau will continue to work with USDA to ensure a level playing field for the farmers and ranchers who keep America’s kitchens stocked.”

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