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White House proposing new rules for meat companies

ST. LOUIS — The Obama administration today proposed new antitrust rules for meat companies that reflect a willingness by the USDA to shift the balance of power between farmers and processors and to regulate an industry long-dominated by a handful of corporate giants. The rules would place the sharpest limits on meat companies since the Great Depression, drastically lowering the ...

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State joins call to reverse agriculture consolidation

HELENA, Mont. — Montana is leading an effort by 16 states, including Mississippi, to save small farmers and ranchers by urging the federal government to use antitrust weapons and enlist the states’ help to fight increasing consolidation in agriculture. The feds are listening. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack say a series of workshops on competition in ...

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