The National Chicken Council opposes changes to a rule governing regulation of livestock and poultry. Calling the rule “one-sided, unrealistic and not in accordance with court rulings,” the council predicts the rule, as now proposed, will result in lengthy litigation and uncertainty.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) plans to publish the proposal that it said offers new protections for producers against unfair regulation. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the rule will “ensure a level playing field for producers,” against unfair practices and address new market conditions not already covered.