Baylen Linnekin on Breaking the USDA's Slaughterhouse Stranglehold

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Local food advocates and the USDA both encourage you to get to know your farmer. Many consumers choose to do just that. But what if USDA regulations make futile the time and effort and money that a farmer and a consumer put into building this acquaintance? That's exactly the case, writes Baylen Linnekin, when it comes to USDA mis-management of the process for slaughtering the animals we eat, a fact that recent events have hammered home.

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