Bill Would Ban Packer Ownership of Livestock
USAgNet - 05/16/2016
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, recently introduced legislation (S. 2911) to amend the 1921 Packers and Stockyards Act to make it unlawful for meat packers to own, feed or control livestock intended for slaughter.
The measure, similar to ones Grassley offered in 2007 and in 2012, would prohibit 'arrangements' that give packers managerial, supervisory or operational control of animals.
The National Pork Producers Council supports the right of all producers of any size or type of production system to market access and opposes legislation and regulation that hinders that access.
The organization will review the text of the bill once it becomes available.