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Court Sides with USDA Lawsuit Rule Withdrawal
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals have sided with the USDA on a packer rule withdrawal known as the Farm Fair Practice rules, which would have made it easier for farmers and ranchers to sue meatpackers on claims of unfair treatment. The rule was a part of the Packers and Stockyards Act. The judges ruled the USDA was not arbitrary and capricious, denying a petition by the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) to review the decision.