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2014 News Releases:

July

07/22/2014 Donnie Miller Has Been Assessed a $22,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 39Kb)
07/22/2014 David Shaw Has Been Assessed a $33,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 39Kb)
07/22/2014 Powell Livestock, Inc. and Hugh B. Powell Have Been Assessed a $5,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
07/15/2014 Daniel S. McClellan Has Been Assessed a $10,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
07/15/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Charles A. Horn Resulting in a $1,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/01/2014 USDA Incorporates by Reference the 2013 Edition of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 44 (PDF; 35Kb)
07/02/2014 Stacy Roy Long, d/b/a Long Cattle Company, LLC Has Been Assessed a $33,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
07/02/2014 Leo Heinrich, d/b/a Heinrich Cattle Co. Has Been Assessed a $5,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

June

06/24/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Scott Alan Sanders, d/b/a S.A.S. Dairy and Cathy Sanders, d/b/a Fire Lake Jerseys Resulting in a $4,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/24/2014 Petaluma Livestock Auction Yard, Inc. and Manuel A. Brazil Have Been Assessed a $10,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/24/2014 Victor Leone Has Been Assessed a $1,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/18/2014 Vilsack Names Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Members (PDF; 35Kb)
06/18/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with James G. Beyer, a/k/a Jim Beyer, a/k/a Jimmy Beyer, a/k/a J.G. Beyer and Erath County Dairy Sales, Inc. Resulting in a $1,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/18/2014 GIPSA Alleges Lake Odessa Livestock Auction, Inc., La Verne Lettinga, Paul Lettinga, and Randy Lettinga Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
06/18/2014 GIPSA Alleges Jacob Thompson, d/b/a Jacob Thompson Cattle Co. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 39Kb)
06/18/2014 GIPSA Alleges Ashville Stockyard, Inc., Bradley Plunkett and Tilda Plunkett Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 35Kb)
06/18/2014 USDA Judicial Officer Dismisses Mark Kasmiersky’s Appeal; $4,000 Civil Penalty Still Stands (PDF; 40Kb)
06/04/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Harold B. Lewis, Jeff Schieber, & Newkirk Farmers-Ranchers Livestock Auction, LLC Resulting in a $4,400 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/04/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Rockingham Livestock Sales, Inc., James I. Chambers, and Stevan A. Chambers Resulting in a $5,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/04/2014 Paul Day Has Been Assessed a $4,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 39Kb)

May

05/28/2013 GIPSA Settles a Case with William Glynn Robinson, d/b/a JDR Farms Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/28/2013 Hughey P. Weyandt, III Has Been Assessed a $17,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
05/28/2013 Jack and Sandra Berry, d/b/a Clinton Livestock Auction Have Been Assessed a $10,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
05/21/2013 GIPSA Alleges Leo Heinrich, d/b/a Heinrich Cattle Co. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
05/21/2013 GIPSA Alleges Hatch Auction, Inc., d/b/a Cow House Auction and Raymond L. Hatch Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 35Kb)
05/14/2013 GIPSA Settles a Case with Randy W. Miller, d/b/a A-1 Livestock Resulting in a $2,800 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/14/2013 Michael Allen Hatcher Has Been Assessed a $7,650 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
05/14/2013 Rodney Rasco, d/b/a Rodney Rasco/R&R Farms Has Been Assessed a $1,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/14/2013 Keith Jensen, d/b/a Keith Jensen Livestock Has Been Assessed a $10,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/08/2013 GIPSA Settles a Case with FPL Foods, LLC and Francois Leger Resulting in a $25,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/08/2013 GIPSA Alleges T&J Meat Packing, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 39Kb)
05/08/2013 Christopher J. Bartels, dba Bartels Packing Has Been Assessed a $15,750 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/08/2013 Leader Meret Halal Meat Corp. and Murat Gumus Have Been Assessed a $7,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
05/08/2013 Jeremy T. Byrd, d/b/a T Byrd Cattle Co. Has Been Assessed a $25,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)

April

04/30/2014 Josephine E. Bonaccurso, Inc., d/b/a Salem Packing Co., and Samuel Bonaccurso Have Been Assessed a $462,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
04/22/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Ricky Fisher, d/b/a Ricky Fisher Livestock Resulting in a $1,250 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/16/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Producers Livestock Marketing Association Resulting in a $2,025 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/10/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Tommy B. Welch, d/b/a TBW Cattle Resulting in a $4,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/10/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Bropack Enterprises, LLC, Anthony Di Maria and Robert Beechinor Resulting in a $5,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/10/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Palmyra Livestock Market, Inc. Resulting in a $575 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/10/2014 Larry M. Lindsey Suspended and Lindsey Cattle Company, Inc. Prohibited from Registering for Violating the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
04/10/2014 Jason T. Glenn and Dustin Burkhart, d/b/a B&G Cattle Have Been Assessed a $15,000 Civil Penalty; Complaint against Amy Burkhart Dismissed (PDF; 39Kb)
04/03/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Scott Lang, d/b/a Lang Cattle Company Resulting in a $2,125 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/03/2014 Hughey P. Weyandt, III, d/b/a Morrison’s Cove Livestock Auction Has Been Assessed a $25,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
04/03/2014 GIPSA Alleges Calvin Plummer, Jr. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 39Kb)
04/03/2014 GIPSA Alleges Keosauqua Sales Company, Inc., Bill Goehring and Becky Goehring Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 35Kb)

March

03/28/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Farmers Livestock Market Resulting in a $250 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
03/28/2014 Jerry O. Smith Has Been Assessed a $33,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
03/28/2014 Plainville Livestock Commission, Inc. and Tyler Gillum Have Been Assessed a $16,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
03/28/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Cargill Meat Solutions, Inc. Resulting in a $10,175 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
03/28/2014 Troy O. Moore, d/b/a Stephenville Cattle Company and TM Cattle Company Has Been Assessed a $3,600 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
03/28/2014 GIPSA Alleges Newman Livestock–11, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 39Kb)
03/18/2014 Christopher J. Bartels, d/b/a Bartels Packing, Bartels Packing, Inc., Walt’s Wholesale Meats, Inc. Have Been Assessed a $750 Civil Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
03/18/2014 Dixie Livestock Market, Inc. and Tammy Sikes Have Been Assessed a $38,750 Civil Penalty (PDF; 64Kb)
03/18/2014 GIPSA Alleges Daniel S. McClellan Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 61Kb)
03/11/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Jason Stewart Resulting in a $500 Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
03/11/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Ryan D. Caldwell Resulting in a $1,650 Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
03/11/2014 James Steven Kemp Has Been Assessed a $4,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
03/04/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Yankton Livestock Auction Market, Inc. Resulting in a $2,000 Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
03/04/2014 C.H. Cattle Company, LLC and Leonard Craig Hammond Has Been Assessed A $6,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)

February

02/27/2014 David Mosner, Inc. Has Been Assessed A $5,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
02/27/2014 Empacadora y Procesadora del Sur Inc., f/d/b/a S.J. Meat Processing, Inc., and Carlos C. Rodriquez-Alonso Have Been Assessed a $30,750 Civil Penalty (PDF; 60Kb)
02/20/2014 Bryan Spivey Has Been Assessed A $2,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 60Kb)
02/12/2014 Gene Schatz Has Been Ordered to Cease and Desist from Violating the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 54Kb)
02/12/2014 Randy Welter Has Been Assessed An $8,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 61Kb)
02/12/2014 Carlisle Livestock Market, Inc. Has Been Assessed A $500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
02/04/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Algona Livestock, LLC, Daniel and Darla Vonnahme Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
02/04/2014 Derek W. Crites, d/b/a DC Farms and Wayne H. Crites Have Been Assessed a $15,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
02/04/2014 Larry K. Smeal, Jr. Has Been Assessed a $3,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 58Kb)
02/04/2014 Weldon Glidewell, d/b/a Minerals Wells Stockyards Company Have Been Assessed a $11,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 60Kb)

January

01/23/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Fairview Sale Barn, Inc. Resulting in a $2,500 Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
01/23/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with F&F Farms and Cattle, Inc. Resulting in a $1,200 Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
01/23/2014 Judgment entered against Billy Mike Gentry in favor of the United States of America; Ordered to pay $945,250.00 (PDF; 56Kb)
01/23/2014 Lynchburg Livestock Market, Inc., C. Matthew Fariss, and Duane D. Gilliam Have Been Assessed a $5,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 60Kb)
01/23/2014 Bobby T. Tindel, d/b/a BT Tindel Cattle Co. Has Been Ordered to Cease and Desist (PDF; 54Kb)
01/23/2014 GIPSA Alleges Scott T. Good and Hughey P. Weyandt, III Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 57Kb)
01/23/2014 GIPSA Alleges Gene Schatz Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 56Kb)
01/23/2014 GIPSA Alleges Hughey P. Weyandt, III, d/b/a Morrison’s Cove Livestock Auction Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 61Kb)
01/08/2014 GIPSA Settles a Case with Noah’s Ark Processors, LLC Resulting in a $3,500 Penalty (PDF; 54Kb)
01/08/2014 GIPSA Alleges Trenton Dale Saulters, d/b/a Trent Saulters Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 61Kb)
01/08/2014 GIPSA Alleges C.H. Cattle Company, LLC and Leonard Craig Hammond Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 56Kb)