Small businesses are the lifeblood of rural America, but for those in the cattle industry, governing statutes and regulations have not evolved alongside the changing business models. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s witness Ken Keesaman addressed these concerns today at the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade hearing. “The evolution of today’s livestock industry has shifted, and in order for family businesses to survive, we have expanded and diversified our operations,” said Keesaman, owner of KK Farms in Missouri....
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