Attacks against the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) and the Organization of Competitive Markets (OCM) are called “desperate” and “coordinated,” says David Muraskin.
Trade with China is also a topic on Capitol Hill. The Senate Ag Committee holding a hearing on the state of the livestock industry. It was a hearing from representatives throughout the livestock sector.
An initiative that would require egg-laying hens to be “cage-free” and that would prohibit the sale of pork and veal from animals raised in housing the state banned in 2008 was approved for the November ballot.