Trump Ends Protections for Farmers & Ranchers
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1541) one month ago
The Trump Administration recently reversed the Farmer Fair Practice Rules.

"Senators from both sides of the political aisle are sharply criticizing a recent Trump administration decision to kill regulations intended to protect farmers and ranchers from unfair trade practices."

Read more at:

http://www.greatfallstrib...776120001/

http://www.greatfallstrib...787436001/

Here's what Senator Tester had to say about the end of the Farmer Fair Practices Rules:

"You cannot be supporting four companies to be controlling 80-percent of the beef products in this county, and being able to dictate prices," Tester said. "That's not competition, that's not capitalism, that's not free markets."

"That rule established by the Obama administration was to make it so the market makers were more accountable - and the Trump administration threw that out," he added. "That really is not draining the swamp. That's filling the swamp and I think it’s very, very unfortunate."

Here's the Senators Tester and Grassley letter to Sonny Perdue about this decision:

https://www.tester.senate...8.2017.pdf
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13410) one month ago
Fukc'em. Elections have consequences! You reap what you sow. Don't like what happened? Change the way you vote.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+1551) one month ago
I wonder what Giantfart and Smiley think of this?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+8850) one month ago
Republicans always screw over their non-wealthy supporters. But their non-wealthy supporters still support them, because Republicans still hate and fear brown people and uppity women and that is what REALLy counts.
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