Onion growers lobby against FDA rule

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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:00 am

NYSSA — It was legislation that members of the onion industry supported, but the rules proposed for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act have growers and packers involved in a lobbying effort to save their industry.

A small group of farmers, including local industry leaders, met with U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, in Nyssa Friday, to explain their side of the issue and give him information to help him back them up.

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