President’s Administration Plans Animal Farmer Protections

Agriculture Department seeks the right to repair standards. 

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Biden planned to sign a new round of executive orders designed to help protect American animal farmers. The Department of Agriculture would expand the cases that qualify under the Packers and Stockyards Act, allowing farmers to sue companies that utilize unfair business practices. 

U.S. farmers would not only have more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors but in deciding who repairs their tractors as well. Farm equipment manufacturers have had the ability to prevent tractor owners from using independent repair shops or repairing their own equipment. The scope of any “Right to Repair” rules would be set by the FTC.

White House Press Secretary Psaki stated that the new rules would “increase competition in agricultural industries to boost farmers’ and ranchers’ earnings, fight back against abuses of power by giant agribusiness corporations, and give farmers the right to repair their own equipment how they like.” The rules are expected to be formally ordered by the president later this week.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they look to protect the nation’s farmers. 
  • For the Agriculture Department to better support the nation’s farmers. 
  • For American farmers to be given greater liberty in how they administer their businesses.

Sources: Reuters, Newsmax, The Hill


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