Livestock producers urge President Obama to stop GIPSA rule

“Mr. President, America needs jobs. The GIPSA rule would kill them,” stated the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council in a full page advertisement appearing in today’s Dubuque Telegraph Herald. President Obama, joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, travels today to Peosta, in Dubuque County, Iowa, for a Rural Economic Forum at Northeast Iowa Community College. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with incoming KLA President Frank Harper and GIPSA

Frank Harper's words left no doubt that KLA and NCBA members oppose “attempts to narrow the business options or limit the individual freedom of livestock producers to innovate in the management and marketing of their production.” FULL STORY »

USDA’s GIPSA rule must comply with RFA

As a sixth generation family farmer, I know firsthand how binding the strings of Washington can be on a small business. FULL STORY »

Colorado rancher before Congress on GIPSA rule

A Colorado rancher is in Washington to tell Congress about a proposed rule that she says would hurt beef producers. FULL STORY »

Sharing realities of cattle country

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to provide testimony during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. FULL STORY »

KLA President Elect asks Senate Ag Committee to block GIPSA rule

The rule on livestock marketing proposed by the GIPSA would make forward contracting and other alternative marketing arrangements for cattle subject to so much legal risk, the likely effect would be elimination of these options. FULL STORY »

NCBA Op Ed: Producers, consumers and cattle lose under GIPSA rule

While the USDA's GIPSA proposed livestock and poultry marketing rule is intended to provide a fair market, should it be implemented, it will be anything but "fair" to progressive producers, consumers and the cattle themselves. FULL STORY »

Budget measure prevents GIPSA rule implementation

The House Appropriations Committee Tuesday voted to approve legislation that funds USDA and other agencies for fiscal year 2012 but denies money for USDA’s GIPSA to advance and finalize a proposed rule covering livestock and poultry marketing. FULL STORY »

Concern about proposed livestock marketing rule grows on Capitol Hill

The American Meat Institute applauded the 147 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack seeking a timeline for completion of a long-overdue economic impact analysis of one of the most controversial and onerous regulatory proposals that USDA has ever published. FULL STORY »

CAB seeks clarity in GIPSA rules

Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) President John Stika sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in late March to explain the branded beef company’s stand against current wording in rule changes proposed by the Grain Inspection Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). FULL STORY »

Commentary: What the GIPSA Proposal will do for you…or to you, Part 2.

Change scares the American Meat Institute even as R-CALF embraces it. The AMI, looking at the entire industry, though, sees an uncertain future that R-CALF thinks is mission critical for the future success of the cattle industry. FULL STORY »

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