The United States Cattlemen’s Association sent letters this week to the current and incoming Administrations regarding the associations near and long-term priorities. USCA issued an immediate request to President Barack Obama to continue work on restoring basic market protections for U.S. cattle producers. Late this year, the Department of Agriculture initiated the rulemaking process for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, Farmer Fair Practices Rules. The two proposed rules, and one interim rule were sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval. In its letter, USCA asks the Administration to move forward with publishing the rules for public comment. In its letter to President-Elect Donald Trump, USCA is requesting a swift and seamless transition.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.