In the past year, the USDA has written a set of proposed
fair market contract rules under Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards
Administration (GIPSA) that would make it illegal for packers and slaughter
houses to unfairly discriminate against poultry, hog and cattle farmers.
Unfortunately, those rules have not been finalized and the giant agribusiness meat cartels are pressuring Secretary Vilsack and the Obama administration to
weaken these vital rules that would provide fair market contract protections
for family farmers for the first time.
Please make a call to the White House today to tell President Obama to stand up for family farmers and make Big Meat play by the rules. Calls are best but if you can’t get through you can send an email here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/