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By Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator 

Fairness in The Cattle Market


As Nebraskans know well, we are the beef state. We have every segment of the supply chain from cow-calf producers, to backgrounders, to large and small feed yards and also three of the four big packers in the state. The livestock industry contributes $13.8 billion to Nebraska’s economy annually. It is without a doubt the economic engine of our state. 

Recently, there was a legislative hearing on my bipartisan bill The Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act in the Senate Agriculture Committee. I first introduced legislation nearly two years ago after hearing concerns from cattle prod...

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