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on August 4, 2009

AFIA urges climate change legislation review

U.S. senators are asked to consider how food and feed prices may be affected if the law is passed.

The American Feed Industry Association has written to senators urging them to consider the effects climate-change legislation and cap-and-trade issues will have on the cost of food, feed and household products. The Senate will take up the issue later this year.

The letter was addressed to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairperson of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the senior Republican on the committee.

In addition to AFIA, the letter was signed by the American Meat Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Chicken Council, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the National Meat Association and the National Turkey Federation.

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