WPR News
6:42 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Congress passes Farm Bill, some still disagree

Laramie, Wyo. – The Western Organization of Resource Councils' Randy Joseph says the bill does not do enough to make the livestock industry more competitive.

He says large producers have too much control over the market.

"It's not a strict supply and demand and what happens is the little guy is not able to sell high," Joseph says. "He's only able to sell low. And that is part of the captive-supply issue we have been trying to address."

Joseph also expressed concern that the bill did not set up a biomass feedstock reserve policy to help control market volatility.

Though he does say the makes progress in the area of domestic labeling for meat products.