By Agri-Pulse Staff


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Washington, Nov. 22 – Today is the deadline for the public to submit comments to USDA's Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) on its controversial proposed rule governing livestock and poultry marketing practices. More than 28,000 individual comments, many of them form letters, have been filed so far.


For more on this story, listen to our audio update for Friday - NPPC files 63 pages of comments on GIPSA rule, requests withdrawal of 'detrimental' provisions to pork industry.


To submit your GIPSA rule comments which must be received today, Nov. 22, e-mail them to or you can hand deliver them or send by courier to Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 1643-S, Washington, DC 20250-3604. You also can send by fax to (202) 690-2173 or submit on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at

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