Animal Agriculture: 2008 Farm Bill Issues

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This report discusses a number of animal-related provisions related to the 2008 farm bill. It includes background and specific provisions from the bill for each of the issues and options analyzed in the report: market competition and packer concentration, livestock mandatory price reporting, meat and poultry safety, country-of-origin labeling, animal identification for health protection, animal welfare, feed prices, disaster assistance, and environmental issues. The report also provides a summary comparison of previous farm bills with the 2008 provisions for selected issues.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 1, 2008
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Becker, Geoffrey S.

Specialist in Agricultural Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division

Creator (Author):
Johnson, Renée

Specialist in Agricultural Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 1, 2008
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United States
Description:

This report discusses a number of animal-related provisions related to the 2008 farm bill. It includes background and specific provisions from the bill for each of the issues and options analyzed in the report: market competition and packer concentration, livestock mandatory price reporting, meat and poultry safety, country-of-origin labeling, animal identification for health protection, animal welfare, feed prices, disaster assistance, and environmental issues. The report also provides a summary comparison of previous farm bills with the 2008 provisions for selected issues.

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34 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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