Grassley looking for possible paths for compromise cattle market bill

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa says lawmakers continue to flesh out the best path for the bipartisan compromise bill addressing competition in the cattle markets.

He says tying it to the Livestock Mandatory Reporting bill is the best route. But…“I don’t think that Senator Schumer is going to give us time for a separate bill on this subject,” he says.  “It doesn’t fit in with more important things that the Democrats think that they are to be putting up in the United States Senate, particularly in an election year.”

LMR is set to expire on February 18, 2022.

He tells Brownfield they’re exploring some other potential avenues.  “There are some other areas where we feel the marketplace isn’t working, like with Big Tech and maybe a couple of other areas,” he says.  “Could there be a bill that would deal with competition?  Because our bill is totally for competition.”

And while that is an option, Grassley says it hasn’t been pursued as much as attaching it to the Livestock Mandatory Reporting bill.

AUDIO: Brownfield’s Mark Dorenkamp interviewed US Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

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