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October 23, 2017

NCC praises USDA’s withdrawal of controversial ‘GIPSA Rules’ on competitive injury, unfair practices and undue preferences

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is withdrawing the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences.  After a 180-day extension of the comment period, the interim final rule was scheduled to go into effect on October 19. “I want to thank Secretary Perdue for USDA’s thorough and meaningful review of these controversial rules that would have opened the floodgates to frivolous and costly litigation,” said NCC President Mike Brown.  “It is clear the administration took into account the thousands of comments it received and recognized these rules would have come with deep economic consequences for American poultry and livestock producers.” Read more

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