3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
CALL TO ACTION: Submit Comments on the Proposed GIPSA Rule by FRIDAY
Late last fall, USDA
acknowledged the agency would continue the rulemaking process on the 2010 Grain
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA) proposed rules. The proposed
rulemaking was initially undertaken in 2010 and quickly defunded by Congress, which
recognized them as a flawed concept that limits producers’ marketing options
while adding layers of bureaucracy and opening the door to litigation. SDCA was
stringently opposed to the rules in 2010 and we remain concerned about the
impacts these rules may have, particularly in this time of challenging cattle
markets. Currently, the GIPSA rules include an interim final rule on
competitive injury and two proposed rules to address undue preference and the
poultry grower ranking system.
SDCA will submit comments but we
are also urging our members to weigh-in on the two rules that impact our
industry directly. Links to file your comments are included below and we
have attached a comment letter template we would urge you to personalize and
submit, or please feel free to draft your own comments. A copy of
the 2016 updated Informa Economics impact study is also attached.
Here is the link to submit your comments on the Interim
Final Rule: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=GIPSA-2016-PSP-0009-RULEMAKING-0001
Here is the link to submit your comments on the Proposed
The comment deadline for both is
March 24th (this Friday) at midnight Eastern time.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Jodie Anderson, SDCA Executive Director, at
605-945-2333 or email@example.com
if you have any questions or concerns regarding this call to action.
GIPSA producer template letter cattle March 2017.pdf
Informa GIPSA Report - 2016-.pdf