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June 21, 2016

Debate over GIPSA heats up

A coalition of sustainable agriculture and whistleblower protection advocates delivered a petition to Congress urging lawmakers to allow the US Dept. of Agriculture to finalize rules the coalition believes will protect contract farmers. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) and the Government Accountability Project (GAP) joined Eric Hedrick, a West Virginia contract poultry grower, to deliver the petition which was signed by more than 62,000 individuals. The petition comes as the debate over the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyard Agency (GIPSA) intensifies. Read More

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