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OPINION  The United Food and Commercial Workers, the union for 250,000 meatpacking and food-processing workers, is applauding the introduction of the Farm System Reform Act, introduced in Congress this week by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and U.S. Rep. Rohit Khanna, D-17-California. Joining the union in supporting the legislation is Family Farm Action, a national advocacy group, calling the bill an important step to empower America’s workers and farmers while transforming the power, policy and financial structures that underpin the U.S. meat- and dairy-production systems.

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(The Center Square) - A new poll indicates that nearly 80% of consumers support allowing distillers to ship spirits directly to consumers as activist push for the expansion of direct-to-consumer shipping laws for spirits. 

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OPINION  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement of $500 million in additional funding to bolster small- and medium-scale meat-processing plants, and additional actions to level the playing field for farmers and ranchers.

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"Plant-Based Meat 2021-2031" is a new market-research and business-intelligence report published by IDTechEx. The report explores the technical and industry factors shaping the emerging plant-based meat market.

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OPINION  During June Dairy month it’s a perfect time to have a conversation about how the general public is being misled about the food they consume. As a dairy farmer I’m really glad to see that Wis. Sen. Howard Marklein, R-17-Spring Green, is working on Truth in Food Labeling legislation again. The bills are important to our dairy industry and consumers because they protect our products from fake competitors.

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OPINION  The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the Dairy Business Association and 11 other agricultural-advocacy organizations are calling for quick action to approve three bills designed to protect consumers from misleading labels on imitation “dairy” and “meat” products.