Tag: GIPSA

OCM: A slap in the face to rural America and America’s farmers and ranchers

Friends, This morning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announced it will withdraw the Farmer Fair Practices Interim Final Rule and take no further action on the proposed rule, Unfair Practices and Undue Preferences in Violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act. Thus far, no action has been




The Nation: Trump Sides With Big Agriculture Over Family Farmers

By David Dayen | October 18, 2019 Even some Republicans are upset over this corporate handout. Back in August I profiled Family Farm Action, a new economic-justice organization formed to take on Big Ag monopolies and fight for independent farmers. One of its biggest priorities was to pressure the Trump administration to complete rules proposed


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The Progressive Farmer: USDA to Withdraw GIPSA Rule

by Todd Neeley | 10/17/2017 Agency Action Draws Praise, Outrage OMAHA (DTN) — USDA is set to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, rule, according to a notice set for publication in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who has been pushing for GIPSA implementation for years, just




Farm Futures: GIPSA rule changes thrown out by Trump administration

Oct 17, 2017 NPPC, NCBA, NCC pleased with the decision; OCM and Center for Rural Affairs ask Trump to immediately implement. NFU pledges to work with Congress to change. USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announced today it will withdraw the Farmer Fair Practices Interim Final Rule, Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b)




Brownfield Ag News for America: Trump Administration withdraws GIPSA rule

By Julie Harker | October 17, 2017 The Trump administration has withdrawn regulations written last year by the USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, GIPSA – That move is being applauded by the largest livestock groups but highly criticized by smaller ones. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the withdrawal of the “so-called” Farmer




New Food Economy: Big Meat just won a 100-year battle. Wait, what?

by Joe Fassler, H. Claire Brown | October 17th , 2017 On Tuesday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was withdrawing the Farmer Fair Practice rules—or the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (“GIPSA”) rules, as they’re more commonly known—effectively saying, “Know what? Never mind.” It was a devastating blow to




Ranch Group Urges Secretary Perdue to Keep GIPSA a Stand-Alone Agency

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2017 Billings, Mont. – In strongly worded comments sent to the office of the U.S. Agriculture Secretary over the weekend, R-CALF USA urged that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) not be demoted by folding it into its sister agency, the Agricultural Marketing




KTIC Radio: Group Requests More Government Control of Checkoff Programs

by Joe Gangwish | September 21, 2017 A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control of those programs. In a letter to Perdue on Wednesday, Mike Weaver, president of the Organization for




The Progressive Farmer: Group Wants Meeting with Perdue

By Todd Neeley | September 20, 2017 OCM Requests More Government Control of Programs OMAHA (DTN) — A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control of those programs. In a letter to




Politico: OCM to launch family farm pac

By JENNY HOPKINSON with help from Helena Bottemiller Evich, Kaitlyn Burton and John Lauinger | 08/11/2017 The Organization for Competitive Markets — a group that advocates against consolidation in the agriculture sector — is starting a PAC today. It will “support candidates who stand up for independent family farms and our rural communities” for state