USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack received a bipartisan letter from 115 U.S. representatives (68 Republicans and 47 Democrats) calling for a comprehensive economic analysis of the proposed rule on livestock and poultry marketing under the Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA).

“The analysis contained in the proposed rule fails to demonstrate the need for the rule, assess the impact of its implementation on the marketplace, or establish how the implementation of the rule would address the demonstrated need,” the Congress members claim.

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