Based on testimonies and information gathered during the 2010 competition workshops, 85 organizations confirm the urgent need for USDA-GIPSA to exercise its preexisting authority under the Packers and Stockyards Act to address a disastrous loss of competition.
We urge all Members of the House Agriculture Committee and the Congress as a whole to protect a just, transparent, and robustly competitive marketplace for livestock and poultry producers and the rural communities they support. The USDA-GIPSA rulemaking process is critical to the achievement of that goal.
Dairy Crisis – Paul Rozwadowski for NFFC – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
Todd Leake for Dakota Resource Council and the Western Organization of Resource Councils – U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Domestic PolicySubcommittee Hearing – “Is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Accounting for the Costs to Farmers From Contamination Caused by Genetically Engineered (GE) Plants?” (03.13.08)
Farm to School – Emily Jackson of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (NC) – Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing -Economic Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Agriculture Producers Today(04.24.07)
House Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management (04.26.07)