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House committee vows to address discrimination and harassment in Forest Service

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform heard conflicting testimony Wednesday during a hearing on longstanding allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination within the Forest Service. The agency, part of the USDA, has faced litigation for discrimination and harassment against female employees for over 40 years.

Squabble over poultry ‘rider’ expected at USDA budget markup

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris is expected to try to block the USDA from issuing new fair-play rules today for poultry farmers who raise birds under contract for large processors, said a small-farm advocacy group.

Muslim workers suing Cargill over right to pray

In Fort Morgan, Colorado 130 former employees at a Cargill meatpacking plant are suing the company for religious discrimination, says The New York Times.