How small farmers defeated agribusiness on food-safety regulations.

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Nov. 23 2010 5:38 PM

Small Potatoes

How small farmers defeated agribusiness on food-safety regulations.

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The Senate bill is scheduled to come up for a vote on Monday, and is expected to pass. But then the bill has to be merged with a House version, which directs the FDA to consider the impact of its rules on small-scale farms and producers, but does not specifically protect them from federal rules. If the House and Senate are able to reconcile their versions, the bill may make it to President Obama's desk by the time he carves his (free-range, of course) Christmas goose.

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