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President Obama Urged to Stop GIPSA Rule

by 5m Editor
17 August 2011, at 9:29am

US - "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 yesterday's Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

President Obama, joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, traveled yesterday 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 by clicking here.