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Pangasius exporters upset Cochran beat back repeal of catfish inspection rule

January 29, 2014

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The new five-year farm bill the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate compromised on this week  failed to cut out the U.S. catfish inspection program, putting a barrier on catfish imports into the United States. As written into the 2008 Farm Bill, the $14 million per year program would assign inspection of catfish imports to […]

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USDA confirms illegal mistreatment of pigs at vendor to Mississippi schools

July 26, 2013

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» PETA Renews Call for Education Chief to Tear Up Contract With Company   JACKSON, Mississippi — Following a PETA complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigated and has released its findings of multiple violations of the federal humane slaughter law at Southern Quality Meats, Inc. (SQM), a Pontotoc slaughterhouse that supplies sausage to […]

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Leaders of ag panels dispute GAO claim of duplicate foreign catfish inspections

April 25, 2013

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The Government Accounting Office is muddying the waters with its claim that the government is unnecessarily doubling up on imported catfish inspections, say Republican leaders on both the House and Senate agriculture committees. The GAO insists needless duplication is occurring with mandates that both the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture handle […]

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