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Perdue proposes to eliminate GIPSA agency

Packers & Stockyards Program will be transferred to AMS and included in Fair Trade Practices program area.

U.S. Department of Agriculture  Secretary Sonny Perdue has decided to eliminate the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) as a stand-alone agency and move its functions to a new Fair Trade Practices area in the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the AMS Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS).

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