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GIPSA to Hold Public Meetings on Swine and Poultry

by 5m Editor
8 October 2008, at 6:43a.m.

US - USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) said it will hold three Town Hall meetings on implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill where members of the public can provide comments and recommendations related to the swine and poultry industries.

GIPSA will use comments and recommendations gathered at these meetings to write the regulations needed to implement sections 11005 and 11006 of the 2008 Farm Bill. Attendees should be prepared to discuss the specific provisions, the problems Congress means to address through the Farm Bill, and possible regulatory solutions that would correct those problems. Attendees are requested to discuss potential benefits and costs of their recommendations as well.

The meetings will be in Arkansas, Iowa, and Georgia, and will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. Dates and locations are:

Oct. 14, 2008
Crawford County Cooperative Extension Office,
105 Pointer Trail West
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956

Oct. 16, 2008
Iowa State University Scheman Building,
Room 275
1810 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010

Oct. 22, 2008
Hall County FSA Building
734 East Crescent Drive
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

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