July 12, 2019

GIPSA reboot coming this fall

The Agriculture Department is taking another shot at rewriting regulations restricting how meat and poultry processors can treat producers, and familiar battle lines are being redrawn ahead of an anticipated release.

USDA is revising a provision in an Obama-era Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Inspection, or GIPSA, rule that would have clarified violations for processors who give “undue preference” to some producers over others, a practice banned by the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921. The department submitted the proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget Tuesday.  Read more

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