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