Rep. Costa Applauds USDA Decision To Extend Comment Period For Farm Bill Proposed Rule

Jul 26, 2010
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Proposed rule would impact Valley meat producers and processors

 
Washington, D.C.
  – Following Congressman Jim Costa’s request, the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announced its decision to extend the comment period for a proposed rule that would impact the way Valley meat producers and processors do business. In a House Agriculture Committee hearing on July 20th, Costa blasted the proposed rule, stating that it contains provisions far beyond what was mandated in the Farm Bill and has the potential to negatively impact Valley industry.

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GIPSA published the proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 22, 2010. The Agency proposed adding several new sections to the regulations under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented.

GIPSA will consider comments received by November 22, 2010.  Comments may be submitted via e-mail to '); document.write(addy_text97160); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n comments.gipsa@usda.gov '); //--> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '); //--> ; hard copy via mail, hand delivery, or courier to Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 1643–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604; fax to (202) 690–2173; or via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov.