Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

Regulatory Injury: How USDA’s Proposed GIPSA Rule Hurts America’s Small Businesses
On Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 10:00 am, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade held a hearing entitled Regulatory Injury: How USDA’s Proposed GIPSA Rule Hurts America’s Small Businesses.  The hearing took place in room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Committee examined the Grain Inspection, Packer and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Proposed Rule on livestock marketing practices. The purpose of the hearing was to highlight the effects of the Proposed Rule on small businesses within the beef, pork and poultry industries and discuss the inadequacies in GIPSA’s Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis.  

Opening Statement:

Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO)

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    Panel 1

  • The Honorable Edward Avalos, Under Secretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

  • Panel 2

  • Robbie LeValley, LeValley Ranch, Hotchkiss, CO
  • Gary Malenke, Sioux-Preme Pork Products, Sioux City, IA
  • Joel Brandenberger, President, National Turkey Federation, Washington DC
  • Bob Junk, Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, Uniontown, PA

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice 
  • Official Witness List 
  • Official Hearing Memo 
  • Hearing Video 
  • Press Release