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NCBA Calls GIPSA Rule Withdrawal 'Victory for Cattle Producers and Consumers'

18 October 2017

US - Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its plan to withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock - a plan that is hailed as a major win for livestock producers.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the so-called Farmer Fair Practices Rules, which was written in 2016 by the US Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).

The agency also announced it will take no further action on a proposed regulation of the Farmer Fair Practices Rules.

Colin Woodall, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association's (NCBA) Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, released a statement regarding the matter.

Mr Woodall said: "This is a victory for America’s cattle and beef producers – and it’s a victory for America’s consumers.

"Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue deserves a great deal of thanks and credit for this smart decision.

"The proposed rule would have crippled cattle producers’ ability to market their products through the value-added programmes that help make American-produced beef the most delicious and nutritious in the world.

"This is a decision worthy of celebrating this evening with a top-quality steak."

TheCattleSite News Desk


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