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House advances bill to examine meat competition

In the face of consolidation among meat processors and rising food prices across the country, the House Agriculture Committee advanced a bill out of committee, the Meat Packing Special Investigator Act, which would establish a new “Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters” within USDA’s Packers and Stockyards Division. However, the bill does not have unanimous support from House Agriculture Committee members or industry stakeholders.

This new USDA Special Investigator would focus on preventing…

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