Comments from the Pew Environment Group Urging the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration to Restore Competition and Contract Fairness to Livestock and Poultry Markets

Newly proposed rules by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration are the first steps on a path to restoring a much needed level of fairness to the structure of animal agriculture in the US. These practical rules will open up opportunities for independent farmers to find buyers who will pay a fair price for the animals they choose to raise humanely and under conditions that protect public health and natural resources.