Senators grill USDA rep over ‘Ranchers-Farmers Bill of Rights’
Proposed GIPSA rules continues to divide industry
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Summer is a time for barbecues, but during a June 28 Senate hearing, Dr. Joe Glauber, chief economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, was the one being grilled. During a hearing, “The State of Livestock in America,” held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Glauber answered questions on a variety of topics, but the proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rules kept Glauber in the hot seat. . . .
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