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GIPSA Extends Comment Period for Farm Bill Proposed Rule

July 26, 2010

The USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration is extending the comment period for the regulations required by Title XI of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 and regarding conduct in violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act until November 22, 2010.

GIPSA published the proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 22, 2010 (75 FR 35338). The Agency proposed adding several new sections to the regulations under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented.

GIPSA will consider comments received by November 22, 2010. Comments may be submitted via e-mail to; hard copy via mail, hand delivery, or courier to Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 1643-S, Washington, DC 20250-3604; fax to (202) 690-2173; or via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at

There also will be a fact sheet about the rule on the GIPSA web page.

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