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Independent Farmers Tell Big-Agra Horror Stories to Obama

Independent Farmers Tell Big-Agra Horror Stories to Obama

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President Obama may not have appointed a locavore to be the secretary of Agriculture, but he has ordered his administration to go after Big Agra with antitrust laws. A joint effort by the departments of Agriculture and Justice will look into business practices by seed companies, beef packers, and dairies, NPR reports. The government will begin next year “to learn about anti-competitive conduct in agricultural markets,” by hearing from farmers at workshops across the country. We bet the farmers have some whoppers.

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