Time to Implement the GIPSA Fair Marketing Rules for Farmers

It’s time to implement rules that help to assure fair market protections for livestock and poultry farmers. Please tell the President that we have waited long enough for USDA to enact the GIPSA rules that would protect farmers from anti-competitive practices. THREE YEARS AGO, Candidate Barack Obama promised to stand up for open and fair markets for family farm livestock producers. THREE YEARS AGO, Congress passed a farm bill directing USDA to write rules to end price discrimination against small and mid-sized farmers by corporate meatpackers and processors and to ensure fair production contracts for poultry and hog producers. ONE YEAR AGO, USDA issued a proposed rule that would reign in some of the worst abuses of giant meat packers and poultry companies. Read more from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition...

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