GIPSA Rule

Regulatory Comments

GIPSA Comments

GIPSA Comments - Attachments (Part 1)

GIPSA Comments - Attachments (Part 2)


AMI Memos

AMI Letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Regarding GIPSA Proposed Rule (July 28, 2010)

Document in Response to GIPSA July 26 Myths and Facts Piece (July 28, 2010)

Updated GIPSA Rule Summary (July 22, 2010)


AMI Fact Sheets

What Three Comprehensive Studies Have Said About the Cost of Proposed GIPSA Rule

Ten Key Facts About the Proposed GIPSA Rule

Case Studies in the Potential Consequences of the GIPSA Proposed Rule

Competition in the Livestock and Meat Industry: What the Courts Have Said

What Opinion Leaders in Agriculture Are Saying About the Proposed GIPSA Rule


Government Documents

“House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report: “Broken Government: How the Administrative State has Broken President Obama’s Promise of Regulatory Reform” (September 2011)

147 Lawmakers Call for Timeline on Completion of Economic Impact Analysis of Proposed GIPSA Rule; Urge Vilsack to Withdraw Proposed Rule Until Analysis is Complete (May 18, 2011)

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Requests Economic Analysis of Proposed GIPSA Rule (January 18, 2011)

AMI Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Darrell Issa (R-CA) Addresses Potential Impact of Proposed GIPSA Rules on Meat Industry (January 3, 2011)

Senators Urge Vilsak to Honor Pledge to Conduct Economic Analysis on Proposed GIPSA Rule (December 21, 2010)

Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) Letter Reiterating Request for Economic Impact Study on GIPSA Proposed Rule (October 22, 2010)

Sen. Lugar Letter Expressing Deep Concern Regarding GIPSA Proposed Rule (October 13, 2010)

Florida Lawmakers Letter Requesting Further Analysis of GIPSA Rule (October 5, 2010)

Letter from 115 Lawmakers Expressing Strong Concern About GIPSA Rule (October 1, 2010)

Idaho Senators' Letter Requesting Reconsideration of GIPSA Proposed Rule (September 28, 2010)

Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS) Letter Calling for Withdrawal of GIPSA Proposal (September 24, 2010)

Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Letter Requesting Economic Analysis Regarding GIPSA Proposed Rule (September 22, 2010)

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) Letter Requesting Economic Analysis of GIPSA Proposed Rule (August 26, 2010)

Senators' Letter Expressing Concerns About Objectivity of GIPSA Proposed Rule Workshops (August 26, 2010)

Implementation of Regulations Required Under Title XI of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008; Conduct in Violation of the Act

Senator Pat Roberts' Letter Requesting Cost-Benefit Analysis of GIPSA Rule (July 26, 2010)

House Letter Requesting Extension to Comment Period (July 16, 2010)

Senate Letter Requesting Extension to Comment Period (July 21, 2010)

AMI Letter Requesting Extension to Comment Period (June 30, 2010)


Testimony

Testimony of USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs to House Agriculture Committee (July 21, 2010) 


Studies

Economic Impact of GIPSA Proposed Rule, John Dunham and Associates

An Estimate of the Economic Impact of GIPSA's Proposed Rules, Informa

Proposed GIPSA Rules Relating to the Chicken Industry: Economic Impact, FarmEcon LLC


Press Releases/News Stories

GIPSA Expected to Publish Key Parts of Livestock and Poultry Marketing Rule in December 9 Federal Register December 9, 2011

 House, Senate Pass 2012 Agriculture Spending Bill (November 17, 2011)

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform New Report: Regulatory Process is 'Broken;' GIPSA Rule Cited as Example (September 14, 2011)

Livestock Producers Urge President Obama to Stop GIPSA Rule, August 16, 2011

Lawmakers, Livestock and Poultry Producers Express Frustrations About GIPSA Rule in Hearing About Its Potential Impact on Small Businesses; Chairman Calls For Revised RFA (July 8, 2011)

In Senate Hearing, USDA Chief Economist Says USDA Proposed Livestock Marketing Rule Exceeds $100 Million Threshold That Should Have Triggered Economic Analysis (June 29, 2011)

House Spending Measure Halts 'GIPSA Rule' (June 16, 2011)

House Appropriations Committee Approves 2012 Spending Bill that Prohibits Implementation of Proposed GIPSA Livestock Marketing Rule (June 1, 2011)

Concern About Proposed Livestock Marketing Rule Grows on Capitol Hill (May 18, 2011)

AMI Politico Op-Ed: President's Executive Order to Remove Outdated Regulations Comes Just in the Nick of Time (February 18, 2011)

AMI Op-ed: USDA Proposal Would Hinter Improvement in Meat Quality (February 7, 2011)

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Requests Economic Analysis of Proposed GIPSA Rule (January 18, 2011)

Senators Urge Vilsack to Honor Pledge to Conduct Economic Analysis on Proposed GIPSA Rule (December 27, 2010)

GIPSA Proposed Rule Not Good For Ag Industry, Says Ag Lender (December 7, 2010)

AMI Urges USDA to Withdraw Proposed GIPSA Rule (November 22, 2010)

Study: Proposed GIPSA Rule Would Cost Broiler Chicken Industry More than $1 Billion (November 16, 2010)

Proposed GIPSA Livestock Marketing Rule Will Weaken Meat Quality, Says Certified Angus Beef Founder Mick Colvin (November 15, 2010)

Expert Economist Tells Oklahomans GIPSA Rule Would Hurt State, Country (November 10, 2010)

AMI Washington Examiner Op-Ed: What is USDA Thinking? (November 8, 2010)

AMI in Des Moines Register: USDA Rule Will Cost Consumers, Packers and Producers (November 1, 2010)

Congressman Skelton Reiterates Request for Economic Data on GIPSA Proposed Rule (October 22, 2010)

USDA Proposed Rule on Livestock Marketing Could Cost U.S. 104,000 Jobs and Reduces GDP by $14 Billion, New Economic Impact Study Shows (October 21, 2010)

GIPSA Proposal Would Have Major Animal Welfare Consequences, Said Temple Grandin in Huffington Post Column (October 20, 2010)

Senator Lugar Voices Concerns About GIPSA Proposed Rule (October 15, 2010)

AMI Guest Editorial: GIPSA Rule Would Set Back Meat Industry (October 7, 2010)

Florida Lawmakers Urge Further Analysis of Proposed USDA GIPSA Rule (October 7, 2010)

Indiana Pork Producer: New GIPSA Rules `Will Be Devastating for My Farm' (October 6, 2010)

AMI Encouraged By Letter of Concern About GIPSA Proposal From 115 House Members to Vilsack (October 5, 2010)

Idaho Senators Urge Reconsideration of GIPSA Proposed Rule (September 30, 2010)

Moran Calls for Withdrawal of GIPSA Proposal; Requests Economic Analysis (September 28, 2010)

GIPSA Proposal Doesn't Offer Single Improvement to Livestock Marketing, Says Missouri Ag Economist Ron Plain (September 23, 2010)

AMI Letter in New York Times: Editorial on GIPSA Rule Misses Basic Facts (September 15, 2010) 

AMI's Mark Dopp Asserts Facts in Contentious Panel at USDA-DOJ Competition Meeting (August 30, 2010)

American Meat Institute Calls GIPSA Rule Raw Deal for Packers and Producers Alike (August 27, 2010)

Representative Urges Economic Analysis of Proposed GIPSA Rule (August 26, 2010)

Senators Express Concerns About Objectivity Regarding GIPSA Proposed Rule Workshops (August 26, 2010) 

AMI Sends Agriculture Secretary Vilsack a Detailed Response to GIPSA 'Misconception and Explanation' Document (July 30, 2010)

 GIPSA Extends Comment Period on New Rule by 90 Days (July 26, 2010)

News Reports Paint Picture of Heated Hearing on GIPSA Rule (July 21, 2010)

American Meat Institute Says USDA Proposed Rule on 'Undue Preferences' Constitutes Regulatory End-Run Around Judicial Rulings (June 18, 2010) 


Media Coverage/Blog Posts

Addressing USDA Regulations by AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle, Politico (February 18, 2011)

A Scientist's View: USDA Proposal Would Hinder Improvement in Meat Quality, NewsBlaze (February 7, 2011)

Federal Idea That New Mexico Can't Afford, Santa Fe New Mexican (December 13, 2010)

GIPSA Proposed Rule Not Good fo Ag Industry, Says Ag Lender (December 7, 2010)

Another Washington Idea the Tri-State Can't Afford, Tri-State Neighbor (November 29, 2010)

USDA Policy Not Good for Ag Industry, St. Cloud Times (November 27, 2010)

New GIPSA Rule Will Cost Oregon's Economy Dearly, Capital Press (November 25, 2010)

Another Washington Idea that Colorado Just Can't Afford, Denver Post (November 24, 2010)

New USDA Rules Could Hurt Agriculture, Greeley Tribune (November 23, 2010)

Another D.C. Idea Iowa Can't Afford, The Gazette (November 21, 2010)

Another Washington Idea that Rural American Just Can't Afford, High Plains Journal, November 19, 2010

Another Washington Idea that the Tri-State Area Can't Afford, Tri-State Neighbor (November 17, 2010)

New Meat Rule Would Weaken Quality, Raise Prices, Cost Jobs: Mick Colvin, Cleveland Plain Dealer (November 14, 2010)

Proposed USDA Plan Would Hurt Oklahoma, Economist Says, The Oklahoman (November 10, 2010)

J. Patrick Boyle, Washington, Column: USDA Rule Will Hurt North Dakotans, Grand Forks Herald (November 6, 2010)

J. Patrick Boyle: Why this from Agriculture Department and Why Now, The Examiner (November 5, 2010)

USDA Rule Could Raise Meat Prices, Rapid City Journal (November 3, 2010)

AMI Letter to the Editor: USDA Rule Will Cost Consumers, Packers, Des Moines Register (November 1, 2010)

Wastin' Away in GIPSAville, Drovers (October 21, 2010)

Ag Department Proposal Threatens Animal Welfare, by Temple Grandin, The Huffington Post (October 20, 2010)

Indiana Pork Producer: New GIPSA Rules 'Will Be Devastating for My Farm, Indianapolis Star (October 6, 2010)

Forum: Plan Would Set Back Meat Industry, J. Patrick Boyle, Traverse City Record-Eagle (October 2, 2010)

GIPSA Rule Won't Improve Prices, Marketing as Intended Says Agriculture Economist Ron Plain, National Hog Farmer (September 22, 2010)

Reform the Meat Industry? The Industry Responds, New York Times (September 15, 2010)

AMI Letter to New York Times: Editorial on GIPSA Rule Misses Basic Facts (September 7, 2010)

New GIPSA Rules Will Not Stop Industry Revolution, Drovers (August 26, 2010)

House Committee: Packers and Stockyards Rule Went Around Congress, By Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Ag Week (July 27, 2010)

GIPSA Gets a Trip to the Woodshed, By Steve Cornett, Ag Web (July 26, 2010)

Senators Press Vilsack to Extend GIPSA Rule, Feedstuffs (July 23, 2010)

GIPSA Rule Draws Bipartisan Fire, By Chris Clayton, DTN (July 20, 2010)

J. Dudley Butler's Blatant Bias on Display at GIPSA, Steve Kay, Beef Magazine (June 23, 2010)

AMI Guest Column on Agriculture: Effeciency Serves Consumers Well, Des Moines Register (March 10, 2010)


Links

National Pork Producers Council Information
http://nppc.org/uploadedfiles/GIPSAOverview2.pdf

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
http://www.beefusa.org/goveGIPSAProposal.aspx

Beltway Beef Blog on the GIPSA Proposed Rule
http://www.beltwaybeef.com/2010/07/whats-really-scary-about-gipsa.html

The Market Works
http://www.themarketworks.org/