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Senators Urge Implementation of USDA Rules to Address Corporate Control and Restore Competitive Markets and Contract Fairness in Livestock and Poultry Markets

August 13, 2010

USDA’s Grain Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) issued proposed rules in June that promise to outlaw preferential pricing, expand producer rights to sue over unfair and deceptive practices, and compel contract fairness for poultry producers. The rules have been widely praised by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), NSAC member groups from all parts of the country, and many other farm organizations.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Urges Senate to Enact Comprehensive Climate Change Legislation

July 13, 2010

Washington, D.C., July 13, 2010 – Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition joined 64 sustainable agriculture and environmental groups from around the nation on a letter delivered to Senate leaders (see letter below), urging them to pass comprehensive climate change and energy legislation in this session of Congress. “Agriculture is especially vulnerable to the adverse […]

USDA Moves to Restore Competitive Markets and Contract Fairness in Livestock and Poultry Markets

June 18, 2010

Washington, D.C. June 18, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture released new rules today that propose a host of reforms necessary to help restore competitive markets and contract fairness to livestock and poultry markets. The new rules directed by the 2008 Farm Bill, promise to outlaw preferential pricing, expand producer rights to sue over […]

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