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GIPSA Seeks Comments on U.S. Standards for Beans and Lentils

Dan Field & Row Crops, Industry News Release

U.S. Standards for Beans The USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration is seeking comments on a notice proposing to revise the U.S. Standards for Beans published in the Federal Register of May 15, 2017. GIPSA is proposing to establish a class and grade requirement chart for “chickpea,” also known as “garbanzo bean” and establish a new grade determining factor, …

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Georgia Lawmakers Ask Perdue to Ditch GIPSA Rules

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

A group of Georgia lawmakers is pitching an idea to scrap some GIPSA rules to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia Governor. A group of 10 members of Congress from Georgia has sent a letter to Perdue urging the Secretary to withdraw two proposed rules under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. The lawmakers say the rules, currently …

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Pork Producers Applaud White House Action on GIPSA Rule

Dan Cattle, Hogs & Pork, Industry News Release 176 Comments

Call for Withdraw of Regulation The Trump administration gave notice that it will further delay the effective date of a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move applauded by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposes the Obama-era rule. It also will take public comments on what to do with the regulation. The so-called Farmer Fair …

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GIPSA Reduces Fees for Weighing and Inspection Services

Dan Grain, Industry News Release 8 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration is reducing inspection and weighing service fees by five percent beginning January 1, 2017. The reduction will remain in effect until further notice. “Due to the continuation of high grain exports, The Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) operating reserve exceeds 4 ½ months of operating expenses.  FGIS also reviewed …