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Gestation Crate Frustration Mounts
Fri Jun 8, 2012 09:32 AM 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 (restaurants and retailers) to meet with suppliers and ...

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