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USDA sued over GIPSA rule withdrawal

Organization for Competitive Markets files lawsuit against USDA asking court to vacate withdrawal orders and reinstate Farmer Fair Practices Rule.

On behalf of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) and independent farmers from Alabama and Nebraska, Democracy Forward challenged the U.S. Department of Agriculture for rolling back the Farmer Fair Practices Rule, otherwise known as the "GIPSA rules." The petition asks the court to vacate the withdrawal orders and reinstate the rules.

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