The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is set to move forward with a new attempt on the rulemaking process for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Inspection, or GIPSA rule. Senate lawmakers this month penned a letter to USDA requesting the new rule protect livestock and poultry farmers against unfair and deceptive practices by meatpackers and poultry companies, as well as to stop companies from giving unreasonable preference to some farmers over others. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Collin Woodall, briefed NCBA members on the issue during their recent summer business meeting.
The new GIPSA rule by USDA is reportedly at the White House Office of Management and Budget for Review. NCBA has submitted feedback on the rule.
Woodall says the rule should not mirror the 2008 Obama-era rule.