Kansas-Oklahoma Feedlot Operator Fears GIPSA Rule Would Devastate US Premium BeefFri, 27 Aug 2010 10:38:55 CDT
One of the panelists later today at the USDA-DOJ Workshop on Competition in Livestock is Jerry Bohn of Pratt Feeders, based in Pratt, Kansas. Bohn is very concerned about the future of a program they are actively a part of- US Premium Beef. Bohn contends that smaller producers that are participants in the US Premium Beef program actually get the largest premiums, so the idea that smaller producers are being unfairly shut out of AMAs- Alternate Marketing Agreements is bogus, according to Bohn.
He sees a huge disruption in their business if GIPSA makes this proposed rule a final rule and effectively law that must be obeyed. He also sees rural America shrinking further if the GIPSA rule is adopted- not expanding as proponents of the measure have claimed.
Pratt Feeders owns a total of four feedlots- three in Kansas and the Buffalo Feedlot in northwest Oklahoma (Tom Fanning is Manager in Buffalo). Click on the LISTEN BAR below to listen to our conversation with Jerry Bohn direct from the USDA-DOJ Workshop on Competition in Livestock.
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