June 14, 2011

Opinions of GIPSA Rule Continue to Vary

The House is expected to vote on legislation this week that would fund the USDA and other agencies in 2012. The measure contains language that would stop USDA's Grain Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Agency from spending funds to move forward with its proposed rule on livestock and poultry marketing. Many cattle industry groups, including the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and Texas Cattle Feeders Association, want to ensure that provision remains in the bill.

TCFA Chairman Bo Kizziar says the provision is an important application of the government's system of checks and balances. Kizziar says the rule ultimately has the potential to take the beef industry back 30 years by stifling the innovative efforts of US cattle producers to add value and enhance the quality and safety of their products for consumers in the US and abroad. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers


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