U.S. Agriculture Competition Rules Get Meat Axed By Industry And Congressional Pressure
Pressure from the U.S. meat industry and Congress has succeeded in trimming new competition rules designed to help farmers contained in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) final regulations
for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (“GIPSA”).
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the “2008 Farm Bill
”) required the USDA to promulgate new, and clarify existing,...