WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's newly developed grass-fed marketing claim standards are being rejected by the American Grassfed Association, a trade group representing more than 200 grass-fed livestock producers. The AGA rejected the new USDA standards, which will go into effect Nov. 15, protesting rules that allow confinement of animals and the use of hormones and antibiotics, as well as loosely defined terms, such as “access to pasture.” “You could have lawsuits ...

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