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Farmers dismayed that USDA delays fair practice rule


April 13, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processing corporations, was delayed Wednesday by President Donald Trump's administration, halting by at least six months an initiative rolled out by President Barack Obama in his final days in office.

The rule was first proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2010 but was met with resistance in Congress and by the meat processing industry. It was delayed until the USDA released it in December.

Scheduled to go into effect on April 22, the rule w...

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