(Radio Iowa) Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says election year politics could be helpful in getting a bipartisan bill through the U-S Senate. The bill calls for price disclosure in the cattle market, so people who aren’t selling cattle under a contract with one of the four big meatpackers can find out if the price they’re being offered is fair.
Ten Democrats and a dozen Republicans are co-sponsoring the bill. Grassley met with Montana Senator Jon Tester and other key senators in his office last week to discuss a strategy for getting Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to bring the bill up for a vote.
The bill did clear the Senate Ag Committee last year, but it was never considered in the full Senate.