South Dakota Stockgrowers Association ‘pleased’ with federal action on cattle market

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Last week, James Halverson was on a phone call with White House advisors discussing changes to agriculture and livestock markets. 

Halverson, the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association Executive Director, was on the call to learn more about an Executive Order President Joe Biden signed on July 9 and how it would impact South Dakota producers. 

“We were really pleased to see this executive order,” Halverson told KELOLAND News. “Initially, what it aims to do we think is really good. Whether or not that actually comes to fruition, I guess we’ll see.” 

Biden’s EO, which can be found on the White House’s website, had three major points for the United States Department of Agriculture and one point for the Federal Trade Commission to consider: 

  1. New rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act. 
  2. New rules defining when meat can bear “Product of…

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