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Livestock Producers Urge President Obama to Stop GIPSA Rule

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

“Mr. President, America needs jobs.  The GIPSA rule would kill them,” stated the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council in a full page advertisement appearing in today’s Dubuque Telegraph Herald.  President Obama, joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, travels today to Peosta, in Dubuque County, Iowa, for a Rural Economic Forum at Northeast Iowa Community College. 

The ad refers to USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) proposed rule that could kill 114,000 jobs, including 750 in Iowa.  It could cost the Iowa economy more than $630 million and drive food prices up $46 million in just one year.

“That’s something this country and Iowa just can’t afford.  Mr. President, we need jobs.  Please stop the GIPSA rule in its tracks,” the ad concluded. 

A copy of the ad can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/qXCDhy


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