USDA Preparing Rules To Encourage Ag Competition

      The Biden administration plans to issue a new rule to protect the rights of farmers who raise cows, chickens and hogs against the country’s largest meat processors.

It’s part of a plan to encourage more competition in the agriculture sector. 

      The new rule will make it easier for farmers to sue companies they contract with over unfair practices. 

       The USDA is also expected to tighten the definition of what it means for meat to be labeled a “Product of USA.” The change will exclude animals raised in other countries and simply processed in the United States.