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The Chevron decision could help curb regulatory overreach

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The Chevron decision could help curb regulatory overreach

The general counsel of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says producers should have less regulation in the future.

Mary-Thomas Hart tells Brownfield that the end of Chevron deference will have long-term effects on the ag industry. “We will see a sort of rebalancing of the separation of powers,” she says. “Hopefully back to what the founders intended.”

The USDA has updated its Packers and Stockyards Act, and Hart says it could be interesting without Chevron. “Obviously, we’ll provide feedback,” she says. “But I think the USDA is going to have to do a lot of work to make sure that the final rule in whatever form it takes is well-strengthened before they go final with it. Because it’s going to be held to a higher standard if it’s challenged in federal court.”

AUDIO: Mary-Thomas Hart, NCBA

NCBA President Mark Eisele says this is good news for producers. “The manufacturers will actually get out of this huge regulatory burden,” he says. “Just about anyone who has a policy-making division or influences these rules and regulations, they need to step back and rewrite their books.”

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