Lawmakers reintroduce bill to reform checkoff programs

Lawmakers reintroduce bill to reform checkoff programs


Federal lawmakers reintroduced legislation Tuesday to bring what they view as “much-needed transparency and accountability to the federal government’s commodity checkoff programs.” The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act, S. 741, was introduced by Sens. Mike Lee (R., Utah) and Cory Booker (D., N.J.); Reps. Dave Brat (R., Va.) and Dina Titus (D., Nev.) plan to introduce companion legislation in the House.

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