Kaptur defends GIPSA, farmers, and ranchers in Appropriations debate

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Please watch the House Appropriations debates last week over Representative Kaptur’s amendments to strike language from the GIPSA rider. Current language prevents the GIPSA administration from protecting farmers and ranchers against retaliation, anti-competitive practices, and abusive contracts. Unfortunately, both amendments were voted down in recorded votes. We will continue our efforts to take this language out as the bill moves into...

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Mad Cows, Fat Cats, and Chlorinated Chickens: NFFC protests TAFTA

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog, Releases | 5 comments

This week has been a jam packed week here in DC. In addition to the Appropriations process and a few conferences (more on those later), the fifth round of negotiations for the EU-US trade deal (TAFTA, the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) happened on the George Mason University School of Law campus. As part of our work through the Citizens Trade Campaign, we participated in a press...

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