Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Cattle Market Transparency Act will Help Producers

News / In The News March 4, 2021

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021.

AFBF Director of Congressional Relations Scott Bennett told News Channel Nebraska the act would repair damage from a volatile 2020, "And this act would certainly hope to subside that volatility. It's a bipartisan effort. We commend Sen. Deb Fisher for being the lead on this very important bill on a very important issue."

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