If you’re looking for more info about the proposed marketing rule from the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), the American Meat Institute (AMI) has some insightful documents:

By the way, a recent online poll on beefmagazine.com found that stocker operators overwhelmingly believe the rule is negative rather than positive.

USDA is accepting public comment about the proposed rule through Nov. 22. Submit comments via e-mail to comments.gipsa@usda.gov; 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 www.regulations.gov.