Meat Industry Opposes GIPSA

WASHINGTON Many meat and poultry processors are up in arms about new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, which would regulate relationships between meat and poultry processors and the farmers who raise animals under contract from these companies. One of GIPSA's key functions is to promote fair and competitive trading practices

WASHINGTON — Many meat and poultry processors are up in arms about new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, which would regulate relationships between meat and poultry processors and the farmers who raise animals under contract from these companies.

One of GIPSA's key functions is to promote fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture. The agency h

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