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House Passes Package of Agriculture Bills

Dan Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The U.S. House approved a package of agriculture bills, which includes the controversial USDA special investigator to police meat industry competition. In a vote of 221 to 204, seven Republicans backed and four Democrats opposed the USDA special investigator to enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act. The bill also establishes a loan program at USDA’s Rural Development for new and …

Groups Condemn Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act

Dan Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Wednesday condemned the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022, approved by the House Agriculture Committee. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane says the legislation was rushed through the legislative process “without consideration of the confusing bureaucratic mess it would create.” The special investigator bill would create a new position in the …