Packers and Stockyards Act; Nullified by Judcial Activism! – Must We Let It Rest in Peace?

Thomas F. “Fred” Stokes Executive Director The Rule doesn’t reinvent the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 (PSA) but rather reinvigorates it”, so says David Domina, OCM General Counsel of the Proposed GIPSA Rule published on the federal register June 22, 2010. The rule was issued pursuant to the 2008 Farm Bill to clarify and interpret the 89 year old Packers and Stockyards Act, but the PSA (sometimes called the producer’s protection act) may well be nullified by Read More …

American Meat Institute Requests a ‘Stalling Tactic’

amipressrelease The American Meat Institute has requested more time to comment on proposed USDA Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration rules. OCM urges denial of the request. AMI is a lobbying organization of the major meat processing corporations of the United States. OCM is a nonprofit organization devoted to market fairness for agriculture and consumer food products.

OCM Debunks American Meat Institute Analysis

OCMPRAMIComments Organization for Competitive Markets co-authors Robert Taylor and David Domina submitted a sharp rebuttal debunking the American Meat Institute to the Department of Justice and the USDA. The 40-page submission takes to task a year end AMI letter to the Department of Justice and the USDA. AMI claimed all is well and no need esists to examine the structure or function of markets for agricultural products in the United States.