GIPSA: Inner Workings of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Adm. – DTN

🕔Sep 19, 2017The Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) is the “watchdog” that ensures all grain loaded onto ships or rail to be exported out of the United States grades according to standards […]

Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

🕔Apr 19, 2017It’s likely Sonny Perdue will be up to speed on the issues facing agriculture if the Senate follows through and votes to confirm Perdue early next week. That’s the expectation […]

Livestock and Poultry: “Regulatory Freeze” Puts GIPSA Rules on Ice – Commentary

🕔Apr 12, 2017This past December the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) issued an “interim final rule; request for comments” titled, “Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b) of the Packers and […]

Livestock Producers and Industry Divided Over USDA Proposed Rules – DTN

🕔Mar 27, 2017Major livestock and meatpacker groups on Friday (3/27/2017) called on USDA to withdraw proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act.   The extended comment period ended Friday for […]

‘Farmer Fair Practices Rules’ Passage Sets Off Hailstorm of Controversy – DTN

🕔Dec 15, 2016The visceral political fights over livestock marketing rules will carry into the Trump administration as reaction to USDA’s release of three rules on Wednesday ranged from all-out praise from some […]

USDA: Poultry Farmers to Benefit from Farmers Fair Practices Rules

🕔Dec 14, 2016Today, the USDA is taking some major steps forward to protect farmers – including swine, beef cattle, and especially poultry growers – from unfair treatment by the often much larger processors […]

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