12-14-16 USCA Applauds Long-Awaited Publishing of Farmer Fair Practices Rules


USCA Applauds Long-Awaited Publishing of Farmer Fair Practices Rules

(WASHINGTON) – Following today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issued the following statement from USCA Marketing Committee Chairman Allan Sents:

“Today marks an important step to advance competition and true price discovery in the cattle market.  The Farmer Fair Practices Rules will seek to restore order in the marketplace, allowing the USDA to maintain their oversight role and prevent anti-competitive buying practices in the livestock sector. We applaud Secretary Vilsack and the Obama Administration for moving forward with the rule-making and comment period.  We look forward to reviewing the proposals as clarifications and definitions are direly needed within the Packers and Stockyards Act.”

The rules can be found HERE.

Established in March 2007, USCA is committed to concentrating its efforts in Washington, D.C. to enhance and expand the cattle industry’s voice on Capitol Hill.  USCA has a full-time presence in Washington, giving cattle producers across the country a strong influence on policy development.  For more information go to www.uscattlemen.org