State's farmers fear federal food proposal
GRAND FORKS -- Proposed new federal food safety laws will bring Big Brother down on the farm in a new way, causing heartache, harm and big costs to growers, processors and consumers with little gain in food safety, say North Dakota agricultural leaders.
The state's top farm regulator and other agricultural interests began a push this month speaking out against proposed new rules with which the Food and Drug Administration plans a big overhaul of the nation's food safety laws.
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