Statement on the House Agriculture Committees Vote to Repeal the USDA Catfish Inspection Program

WASHINGTON, DC May 16, 2013 NFI congratulates the House Agriculture Committee on passage of a 2013 Farm Bill. To move such a complex piece of legislation, balancing investments that support American Farmers and related food industries with necessary cost savings is a major accomplishment.

NFI applauds the committee for repealing the duplicative USDA catfish inspection program. The committee chose sound fiscal policy and a commitment to grow rural economies by protecting trading opportunities in export markets for American farm products.

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