“Mr President, rural America needs jobs.  The GIPSA rule would kill them,” according to a full-page advertisement that appeared in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald on Tuesday and paid for by the Iowa’s Cattlemen’s Association, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the National Pork Producers Council. The ad was targeted towards President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as they traveled this week in Dubuque County, Iowa for a Rural Economic Forum at Northeast Iowa Community College.

The ad said that GIPSA “has proposed a rule that would kill 114,000 jobs, including 750 in Iowa.  It could cost the Iowa economy more than $630 million and drive food prices up $46 million in just one year.”  “That’s something this country and Iowa just can’t afford.”  The ad concluded by stating “Mr. President, we need jobs.  Please stop the GIPSA rule in its tracks.”

The ad also referenced www.keepfoodaffordable.com.  To view the ad, go to  http://bit.ly/qXCDhy.