NCBA opposes reintroduced Farm System Reform Act


By Ryan McCarthy, Meat+Poultry



WASHINGTON – Several Democratic members of Congress and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) recently announced their support of the Farm System Reform Act.


Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) reintroduced the bill which they said would “strengthen the Packers & Stockyards Act to crack down on the monopolistic practices of meatpackers and corporate integrators, place a moratorium on large factory farms, sometimes referred to as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and restore mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirements.”


Following the proposed legislation, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) came out opposed to the legislation and called it misguided.


“Democrats in Washington have put forward two starkly different proposals for strengthening the future of American cattle farmers and ranchers,” the NCBA said in a statement...