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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fighting again over catfish; inspection program called trade barrier

Posted By on Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 6:43 AM

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The New York Times focuses on an effort, led by some Republicans in Congress, to end a catfish inspection program in the Agriculture Department because it's viewed 1) as duplicative of other inspection programs and 2) as a thinly disguised effort by Southern congressmen to throw up a barrier to imported catfish. Between the competition and rising feed costs, Southern catfish farmers have suffered in recent years.

No Arkansas congressmen are mentioned in the article. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, a budget hawk Republican, has supported the USDA inspection program strongly, however. Republican budget hawk Tom Cotton hasn't been heard from as far as I can find this morning. But he once did tout on his newsletter a catfish fry thrown on Capitol Hill by Arkansas catfish farmers, in town to lobby for protection.

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