USDA rule repeal sparks debate

Kathryn Haake

14 November 2017

USDA rule repeal sparks debate

Conventionally-raised broiler chickens, Naim Alel

The US Department of Agriculture withdrew an Obama-era rule last month that would have allowed individual farmers to sue meat processors for violations without having to demonstrate competitive harm to the market – renewing an ongoing controversy on whether farmers need further protection against meat processors.