Big Agriculture Companies Look to Congress for Help against Smaller Producers
Unhappy with a plan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to level the playing field between big agricultural companies and smaller farmers and ranchers, agribusiness is lobbying hard for Democrats and Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee to detail the proposed changes. The reforms, developed by the USDA’s Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration, are designed to help small and mid-sized farms that have struggled to stay in business because of agribusiness’s ability to leverage prices to its advantage.
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