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Questions about GIPSA Rule

gipsaThe Department of Agriculture’s extended comment period for the Obama-era rules to reform the buying and selling of livestock and poultry expired this past Monday. The rule is set to take effect October 19th under the Trump Administration’s new timeline, but there’s still uncertainty over its fate. So the question now is, will the so-called GIPSA marketing rule that’s divided major farm groups over so many years, finally take effect this fall? Many livestock groups, like the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council, want the rule gone.

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