Organization for Competitive Markets Seeks Judicial Review of USDA’s GIPSA Rule Withdrawal

October 2018

National Agricultural Law Center, Issue Brief Series

On December 20, 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”)’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (“GIPSA”) issued two proposed regulations and an interim final rule (“IFR”) amending GIPSA regulations. After a change in administration, on October 18, 2017 GIPSA issued a notification of no further action and a final rule that withdrew the 2016 IFR. Further, they indicated that the agency would no longer be pursuing action to amend the GIPSA regulations. Two months later, that decision was challenged.

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