“Mr. President, America needs jobs. The GIPSA rule would kill them,” stated the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council in a full page advertisement appearing in today’s Dubuque Telegraph Herald. President Obama, joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, travels today to Peosta, in Dubuque County, Iowa, for a Rural Economic Forum at Northeast Iowa Community College.
The ad refers to USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) proposed rule that could kill 114,000 jobs, including 750 in Iowa. It could cost the Iowa economy more than $630 million and drive food prices up $46 million in just one year.