U.S. Representative Sample Letter

Below you will find a sample letter to our U.S. Represenative.  You may copy and paste if you wish, add your own comments or write your letter concerning Supporting the GIPSA Rules

Subject line: Support GIPSA rules

Dear Representative Lummis,


I am writing to tell you that Wyoming's economy and my community rely strongly on the healthy livestock markets, but the big meat packers are squeezing independent ranchers. The result - the United States has lost over 11,300 beef cattle operations a year since 1996.

The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) proposed rules, at Congress' direction, to address the problems of manipulative markets and unfair contracts. These rules are vital to ensuring that our livestock contracts are fair and packers cannot continue to use deceptive and discriminatory practices in the marketplace.

Please stand tall for Wyoming and livestock producers across the country by making sure Congress does not delay or derail these rules.



Rep. Cynthia Lummis


        Phone:(202) 225-2311
        Fax:(202) 225-3057