GIPSA

Ag Law Firm Comments On USDA/DOJ Workshops

Producer-to-retail price margins was the topic of the final workshop hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Dec. 8 in Washington, D.C. The workshop was the culmination of a year of sessions held in several cities across the United States focusing on competition and antitrust concerns in various segments of the food and agricultural industries.
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Senators Urge Vilsack To Honor Pledge To Conduct Economic Analysis On Proposed GIPSA Rule

A dozen senators are urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to follow through on a pledge that a “far more rigorous cost-benefit analysis (CBA) will be conducted” on the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) livestock marketing rule.
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GIPSA Rule Progress, Export Forecasts, Sow Slaughter

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said on Monday that USDA will conduct an “exhaustive” cost benefit analysis of the livestock marketing and contracting rule proposed by the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration back in June. That comment was made to a meeting/conference call with meat and poultry sector participants to discuss next steps in finalizing that rule. FULL STORY »

Another wrinkle in the GIPSA debate

Opponents of the proposed new GIPSA rules point to several reasons for their resistanc — among them: reduced profits for producers, risk of litigation and loss of privacy, a phasing out of value-based marketing — but the one that is most likely to get consumer attention is the animal-welfare angle. FULL STORY »

Congressional Leaders Push Back On Government Overreach

National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Steve Foglesong is relieved and encouraged by congressional leaders committing to “rein in” regulatory agencies. FULL STORY »

Congressional Leaders Push Back On Government Overreach

National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Steve Foglesong is relieved and encouraged by congressional leaders committing to “rein in” regulatory agencies. FULL STORY »

AMI: GIPSA Proposed Rule Not Good For Ag Industry, Says Ag Lender

Although the Congressionally mandated purpose of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is to strengthen America’s agriculture industry and revitalize rural communities, a rule proposed by the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) suggests that USDA has lost sight of its mission, according to an op-ed by Mark Greenwood, vice president of agribusiness capital at AgStar Financial Services in Mankato, Minn.
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AMI: GIPSA Proposed Rule Not Good For Ag Industry, Says Ag Lender

Although the Congressionally mandated purpose of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is to strengthen America’s agriculture industry and revitalize rural communities, a rule proposed by the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) suggests that USDA has lost sight of its mission, according to an op-ed by Mark Greenwood, vice president of agribusiness capital at AgStar Financial Services in Mankato, Minn.
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R-CALF: NCBA, NPPC Help Packers Capture U.S. Cattle Supply Chain

In its 72-page formal comments (comments) filed Nov. 22, 2010, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) regarding the agency’s proposed competition rule (GIPSA rule), R-CALF USA accuses the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) of deceiving and misleading the public regarding the condition of the U.S. cattle industry in an effort to help multinational meatpackers capture “control of the live cattle supply chain away from the nation’s independent cattle farmers and ranchers.”
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Tyson Foods Urges USDA To Stop GIPSA Rule

Arkansas News reports Tyson Foods has filed a 335-page reaction urging the USDA to abandon the GIPSA rule. FULL STORY »

U.S. Cattlemen File GIPSA Comments

The U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA), on November 22, filed comments with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the agency's proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) livestock marketing rules. In its comments, which can be viewed at www.uscattlemen.org, USCA proposed certain clarifications in specific sections of the rule while fully supporting the intent of the rule to enhance price discovery and restore competition to the marketplace. FULL STORY »

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