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Senate Proceeding on Dec 13th, 2007 :: 2:04:30 to 2:06:15
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Richard Burr

1:58:36 to 2:04:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

2:04:16 to 2:04:30( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: driven by the marketplace and not driven by policy in washington. i yield the floor. mr. tester: i want to thank my colleague from north carolina. i appreciate your comments. as i said earlier, you've

Jon Tester

2:04:30 to 2:04:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: got to have good information to make good decisions. a couple things that i need to point out. first of all, in production agriculture, we are not priced price makers, we're price takers. that's a fact.

Jon Tester

2:04:30 to 2:06:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Tester

Jon Tester

2:04:39 to 2:04:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: when you have 80% consolidation in the meatpacking descrirks you don't have much choice when they don't have this language in the packers and stockyards act. if you're talking about reward ago grower

Jon Tester

2:04:51 to 2:05:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: because they have less back fat, leaner beef, bigger ribeye size, this doesn't stop that from happening. i believe there is enough attorneys in the room. if you read this packers and stockyards act

Jon Tester

2:05:04 to 2:05:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: in its entirety, which is about a page snaf -- or a page -- you have find that the allege ed business justification applies to when you're restrain restraining commerce or creating a mon monopolyly.

Jon Tester

2:05:17 to 2:05:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: if you want free market system that you talked about, this body needs to pass this amendment sos so that there is a free market in the pork, poultry, beef industry industry. and pork, by the way,

Jon Tester

2:05:26 to 2:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: is more consolidate ed than beef. chicken is worse yet. all i want for the farmers and ranchers of this country and the people of production agriculture agriculture, those cow calf operate ors in particular,

Jon Tester

2:05:41 to 2:05:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: is they get a fair shake. if we pass this amendment, amendment 3666, you will allow those farmers and ranchers, though cow calf operate ors to get a fair shake in the marketplace and be able to become

Jon Tester

2:05:55 to 2:06:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: financial financially viable.~ so that this government doesn't have to talk about subsidies, but they can get their paycheck from the marketplace, and it's a fair paycheck. with that, i would ask the

Jon Tester

2:06:03 to 2:06:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: body to vote for this amendment and i want to thank fellow members for the good debate. thank you. the presiding officer: all time has expired. the q uestion is on the amendment. all in favor of

Sam Brownback

2:06:15 to 2:06:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: the amendment say aye. mr. chambliss: mr. president, have the yeas and nays been requested? the presiding officer: they have not. mr. chambliss: i would ask -- mr. brownback: mr. president? the presiding

Sam Brownback

2:06:15 to 2:07:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sam Brownback

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