- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says he supports the decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to seek public input on the use in farming of leftover grain from brewers and distillers.

Cramer says the FDA has announced that it will accept public comments on the matter for 75 days.

Brewers for decades have sold leftover grain from making beer to ranchers and dairy farmers as animal feed. The FDA last year proposed a measure that would force the brewers to dry and package the grains instead of allowing farmers to pick up the grains as is.

The Republican from North Dakota says the rule could restrict farmers’ access to those grains.

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