Final Packers and Stockyards Act and AM for Every Vehicle Act Gains Support

Final Packers and Stockyards Act and AM for Every Vehicle Act Gains Support

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**The National Cattlemen's Beef Association responded to USDA's final Packers and Stockyards rule.

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane says, "While we still have concerns about the unintended consequences of the rule, we are pleased that USDA has addressed most of our significant concerns.

However, Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute, argues these changes are simply an attempt to assert even more federal authority to regulate the equities of industry business practices.

**The USDA is seeking nominees for the Hazelnut Marketing Board.

The nominees will fill five grower member seats, five alternate grower member seats, four handler member seats, and four alternate handler member seats whose terms will begin July 1.

One grower member and alternate member position are allocated to each of the five districts.

For nomination information, contact the Hazelnut Marketing Board.

**The AM for Every Vehicle Act has hit the magic number of 218 voting co-sponsors it will need to ensure passage through the House of Representatives.

The majority is necessary because Kentucky Senator Rand Paul blocked a bipartisan-driven majority consent vote in November, who instead seeks to end electric vehicle subsidies.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says he’s “ready to run with the Act the moment Congress gets it done.”

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