South Dakota Stockgrowers host supper and meeting in Kadoka on Nov. 16
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association invites all area livestock producers for supper and a producer meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Club 27 in Kadoka, SD, starting at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about USDA’s “GIPSA Rule” and to answer questions about this and other topics impacting the livestock industry.
“Please bring your family and join us for supper on Tuesday,” said Stockgrowers President Kenny Fox. “We want everyone to bring questions and comments about the issues that are facing the livestock industry, especially the proposed GIPSA rules that are currently being discussed.”
USDA proposed the “GIPSA Rule” in response to the 2008 Farm Bill which required the agency to clarify and define sections of the Packers and Stockyards Act dealing with meatpackers’ control of the livestock markets. USDA’s public comment period on the proposed rules remains open until Nov. 22.
The supper and meeting are free of charge thanks to the generous contributions of Moses Building Center in Philip; Philip Motors; MidWest Co-op in Philip and Kadoka; and Discount Fuel in Kadoka.
For more information about this meeting, please contact the Stockgrowers office at 605-342-0429.
Many livestock producers are utilizing stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm- or cool-season annuals to extend the grazing season this fall.