The poultry industry has weighed in on USDA’s last-minute GIPSA rules. National Chicken Council spokesman Tom Super says the interim final Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration, or ‘GIPSA’ rules, will mean more government meddling in the poultry and livestock industries…
But the National Farmers Union and the American Farm Bureau support the rules, arguing the reforms are needed to level the playing field in the poultry and livestock industries.
AFB President and Georgia poultry farmer Zippy Duvall says America’s chicken farmers have long called for more transparency and fairness, and argues the proposed rules will “better protect individual farmers from discriminatory agreements.”
(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters News Service)