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Farmer Frustration Builds
Wed Jun 13, 2012 01:09 PM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Each new announcement that a major food retailer or restaurant is moving to ban gestation crates from its supply chain creates more frustration among the nation's pork industry, according to farmers and industry advocates at the World Pork Expo.

"We're tired of these announcements. It's been used simply as a get out of jail card that really has no meaning or anything behind it," said Dallas Hockman, National Pork Producers Council vice president of industry relations. "We have not seen any of what I would call serious commitment by these groups to meet with suppliers and ...

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