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Sows at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind., are kept in large group pens with computer-controlled feeding systems in this March 3, 2014 file photo. (AP/M.L. Johnson)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is leading a legislative effort related to assessing threats to the nation’s agriculture and food sectors.

Cotton, of Little Rock, introduced the Farm and Food Cybersecurity Act on Thursday, which would mandate studies concerning dangers and vulnerabilities to activities involving food products, including production,…

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