A coalition of more than 100 agriculture, consumer and labor groups sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, upset with a policy rider attached to the agriculture appropriations bill. This language would prevent USDA from writing, preparing or publishing proposed rules to strengthen the Packers and Stockyards Act. The groups signing the letter include the National Farmers Union, R-CALF USA, Dakota Rural Action, Land Stewardship Project, IBAND and the South Dakota Stock Growers Association.
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