6/08/11 – Funding in doubt for GIPSA’s proposed rules.

 On May 31, 2011, the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved a Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that, if enacted into law, will effectively kill for now the extensive proposed regulations proposed by the USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (“GIPSA”), in June 2010.  Among other things, the proposed GIPSA regulations disclaim injury or likely injury to competition as an element of a claim for violation of sections 202(a) or (b) of the Packers and Stockyards Act.  Section 721 of the referenced Appropriations Bill prohibits use of funds for the proposed GIPSA regulations.  The Committee Report on the Appropriations Bill describes reasons for the funding prohibitionat pages 2, 3 and 23.  


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