Late last week, a total of 144 organizations from around the country signed onto a letter (reed it here) delivered to members of Congress urging them to support proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act by USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).
The groups throwing their hat in the ring in support of the GIPSA rule changes were diverse, including support from the Center for Food Safety and the South Dakota Livestock Markets Association to a group called “Nonviolent Economics,” another named the “Partnership for Earth Spirituality” and the Ladies of Charity of Chemung County in New York.
USDA is currently going through over 60,000 public comments submitted on the proposed rule as part of drafting the final rule. The letter urges members of Congress to support the rule as proposed and to let USDA complete the rulemaking process and issue a final rule.
Posted by Haylie Shipp