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Livestock producers fight for fairness with meatpacking giants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture soon will release new regulations that livestock and poultry producers hope will better protect them from what they see as unfair competition in the highly consolidated meatpacking industry.

The Packers and Stockyards Act was enacted by Congress nearly 100 years ago, but some experts say it hasn't been effectively enforced. Joe Maxwell, executive director of the Organization for Competitive Markets, said small and mid-size producers need rules to help level the playing field with the large-scale meatpacking companies.

Nebraska town to host Latino Women in Business Conference

Registration is open for the first Empowerment for Latino Women in Business Conference, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and the Small Business Administration. 

Anna Pratt, Women's Business Center director at the Center for Rural Affairs, says it's the first conference designed for Latino entrepreneurs and small business owners in Nebraska to be presented in Spanish. 

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