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Nebraska Cattlemen to discuss proposed GIPSA rule PDF Print E-mail

Nebraska Cattlemen is hosting an informational meeting addressing the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) competition rule on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Ole’s Restaurant in Paxton from 7-9 p.m. 

This meeting is one in a series of seven meetings across the state of Nebraska that will occur the week of Oct. 11th.

USDA Secretary Vilsack has seen a need to discuss the proposed GIPSA rule because it would be one of the most significant changes to how livestock are marketing in the United States since passing of the Packers and Stockyards Act in 1921. 

Nebraska Cattlemen President Bill Rishel states the reason for having these meetings is, “to provide our members with factual information about the GIPSA proposals. We base our information on facts not opinion.” 

Rishel is excited about having Dr. Mark and Dr. Lubben speak at these meetings because they can provide “sound economic data” relating to the proposed GIPSA rule.

Dr. Darrell Mark or Dr. Brad Lubben from the Economics Department at the University of Nebraska will be speaking at the meetings. You must be a Nebraska Cattlemen member to attend and if you would like to attend the meetings and are not a member you can join at the door.