Cattle in feedlot

Cows at a feedlot in Nebraska. The pandemic-caused backlog of fed cattle has been cleared up, an analyst says.

A U.S. District Court has sided with the Trump administration’s USDA in withdrawing the Farmer Fair Practices Rules pushed through in the waning days of the Obama administration.

The controversial rules included an interim rule that would no longer require a showing of injury to overall market competition to claim a violation under the Grain, Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration law.

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