13 JUN

NCC again urges withdrawal of GIPSA Interim Final Rule on competitive injury

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) should withdrawal GIPSA’s interim final rule on competitive injury, the National Chicken Council (NCC) reiterated in comments submitted today to the agency.

USDA announced on April 11 that it was extending the implementation date 180 days for its interim final rule on competitive injury, which was scheduled to go into effect on April 22, with an additional public comment period that closes today.

“With the extension notice, it was clear the administration recognized this is a complicated and controversial issue with deep economic consequences for American poultry and livestock producers,” said NCC President Mike Brown in April.   “The comments filed obviously had an impact, and we thank the department for postponing the effective date to allow for a more thorough and meaningful review.
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