Livestock groups highlight top concerns at hearing

House hearing features importance of trade, government regulations and how farm bill programs affect livestock producers.

Across the livestock sectors, producer returns have been aided by dramatically lower feed costs. Even so, producer margins will likely remain lower in the next few years compared to the rather good year of 2014, Texas A&M University professor and livestock economist  David Anderson told a House agriculture subcommittee hearing Tuesday morning.

“One thing is clear when looking at the financial picture of the livestock sector: The highs have been breathtakingly high, while the lo

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