Ag Department kills animal welfare rule for organic meat
BPC Staff Mar 13, 2018 | 2:53 pm
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Des Moines Register: New rules, decades in the making, that would have required organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards were withdrawn by the federal government on Monday, frustrating organic farmers and animal welfare groups but leaving some traditional egg and livestock farm groups rejoicing, the Associated Press reported. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule exceeds the department’s statutory authority.
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