Posts Tagged: livestock farmers

D.C. Takes a Dive on Livestock Market Reform

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Happy 90th Birthday Packers and Stockyards Act. One present you won’t be getting is a new set of teeth. This week, decision makers in Washington let down family farmers, rural communities and the free market when the USDA announced it intends to publish only limited portions of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA)… Read more »

Local Meat Needs Local Processors

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The USDA is drafting new meat testing regulations for small processors that could deal a serious blow to the local foods movement. If they go through, these regulations may force small meat processors to reduce the number of products they offer, increase prices for processing, discontinue processing under inspection, or worse, shut down altogether. Anyone… Read more »