AFBF Welcomes Executive Order on Livestock Market Fairness


By Andy Eubank, Hoosier Ag Today (IN)

Jul 15, 2021


American Farm Bureau is welcoming an executive order that will consider changes to livestock markets. The executive order issued last week by the Biden Administration proposes rule changes to increase competition in livestock markets. Farm Bureau Congressional Relations Director Scott Bennett says the executive order focuses on fairness and transparency.


“What we see in the executive order is much more attention being drawn to the potential for some of our livestock markets being unfair. We also see $500 million in regional packing capacity expansion, as well as $100 million for overtime relief for FSIS inspectors at small and regional packing facilities.”


The executive order proposes to alter rules under the Packers and Stockyards Administration...