The Star Herald Quotes: “On Dec. 14, the Lincoln-based Organization For Competitive Markets (OCM), along with the D.C.-based legal nonprofit Democracy Forward Foundation, filed suit in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, alleging that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue ignored thousands of comments made during public hearings and submitted in writing when he withdrew the Farmer Fair Practice Rule (FFPR) back in October.
The FFPR is an Obama-era directive with origins in the 2008 Farm Bill. It was designed under statutory requirements to protect farmers and ranchers who contract with agribusiness corporations. Because of this, the decision to toss the regulation is unlawful, according to the complaint.”