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Brazil to propose new bill for tracking cattle ranchers and curb deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Owner of the world's largest commercial cattle herd, Brazil will draft a new bill to track indirect cattle suppliers selling to producers like JBS and Marfrig, as some ranchers are considered a major vector for deforestation.

In an interview with foreign correspondents on Monday, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina said that the current tracking system is inefficient to monitor producers in an area comprising 5 million rural properties. "We need a system that is effective and provides the security that consumers need," she said.

The Minister was referring specifically to Brazil's indirect cattle suppliers, in . . .

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