CLINTON ACTIONS SEEN NOT AFFECTING BEEF PRICES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- President Clinton's actions recently to offer relief to cattle ranchers by increasing government beef purchases are likely to have little effect on supermarket beef prices, according to industry groups here. Clinton directed the government to increase its beef purchases for the military and school feeding programs and ease grazing restrictions on environmentally sensitive lands,

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- President Clinton's actions recently to offer relief to cattle ranchers by increasing government beef purchases are likely to have little effect on supermarket beef prices, according to industry groups here. Clinton directed the government to increase its beef purchases for the military and school feeding programs and ease grazing restrictions on environmentally sensitive lands, amidst cattle raisers' concerns that soaring feed grain costs and weak beef prices could put ma

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