2016 News Releases

December

12/30/2016 GIPSA Reduces Fee for Weighing and Inspection Services (PDF; 41KB)
12/23/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with B&J Auctions, Inc., d/b/a Four States Livestock Sales Resulting in a $900 Penalty (PDF; 57KB)
12/23/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Curt J. Zimmerer and Sherri L. Zimmerer, d/b/a Verdigre Livestock Market Resulting in a $600 Penalty (PDF; 57KB)
12/23/2016 GIPSA Alleges Ernest R. Gard, d/b/a Gard Cattle Company Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 56KB)
12/20/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Kameron C. Kolander, d/b/a Jackson Livestock Company Resulting in a $2,200 Penalty (PDF; 56KB)
12/14/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Sunnyside Meats, Inc. and Gerald Zink Resulting in a $2,500 Penalty (PDF; 56KB)
12/8/2016 Abe Cuesta, a/k/a Abram Cuesta, d/b/a Quality Cattle To Pay a $7,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 61.4KB)

November

11/18/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Charles R. Helmick and Buckhannon Stockyards, Inc. Resulting in a $1,350 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
11/16/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with JJ Childress And Childress Cattle, LLC Resulting in a $4,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
11/16/2016 Noah’s Ark Processors, LLC Assessed a Civil Penalty in the Amount of $10,000 (PDF; 34Kb)
11/04/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Dwaine Miller Resulting in a $1,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
11/04/2016 Casper Joe Ringelstein, III, d/b/a S.W. Livestock Sales Co. Assessed a Civil Penalty in the Amount of $500 (PDF; 34Kb)
11/04/2016 Thomas H. Hodge, Jr., d/b/a People’s Livestock Auction, Hodge Cattle Co. and Hodge 21 Ranch Assessed a Civil Penalty in the Amount of $20,500 (PDF; 34Kb)

October

10/26/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Tim Lee Moore Resulting in a $4,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
10/20/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Rochester Sale Barn, Inc. Resulting in an $2,750 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
10/20/2016 Ayah Slaughter House, LLC, d/b/a Lebanese Butchers Slaughter House, Samir Rababeh and Kheder Rababeh Assessed a Civil Penalty in the Amount of $110,000 (PDF; 34Kb)
10/20/2016 Alejandro Moreno & Nora Picazo Assessed a Civil Penalty in the Amount of $4,000 (PDF; 34Kb)
10/12/2016 Judgment entered against John E. Lundgren, in favor of the United States of America; Ordered to pay $41,467.97 (PDF; 34Kb)
10/12/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., Resulting in a $22,500 Civil Penalty and Additional Compensation to Producers (PDF; 34Kb)
10/12/2016 GIPSA Alleges Zabiha Halal Meats, Inc., Daniel Ault, Carrie Ault and Corey Hamilton Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
10/12/2016 USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Meets October 19-20 (PDF; 34Kb)
10/07/2016 USDA Announces American Grain Exports at Highest Level in Three Decades (PDF; 34Kb)

September

09/27/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Andre Nogueira and JBS USA, LLC, a/k/a Swift Beef Company Resulting in an $8,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
09/27/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Arab Livestock Market, Inc., and Robbie Gibbs Resulting in a $650 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
09/27/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with F&N, LLC, d/b/a Christiansburg Livestock Market Resulting in a $1,125 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
09/27/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Ford and Ford, Inc., d/b/a Hope Livestock Auction Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
09/12/2016 Mount Airy Stockyard, Inc., Venancio Torres and Deborah Torres Ordered to Cease and Desist and Paid a $15,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
09/12/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Berry & Son Rababeh Islamic Slaughter House, Inc. Resulting in a $5,900 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

August

08/31/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Lee Farmers Livestock Market, Inc. And Stuart Wilson Resulting in a $1,350 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/31/2016 GIPSA Alleges Gregg Paskewitz, d/b/a Paskewitz Livestock Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
08/16/2016 Stephen Smeal, d/b/a Fatted Calf Cattle Farms #6 Has Been Assessed a $84,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/16/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Thunder Ridge Beef Co., LLC Resulting in a $1,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/16/2016 GIPSA Alleges T&J Meat Packing, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
08/16/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Fillippo Livestock, Inc. Resulting in a $4,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/16/2016 GIPSA Alleges Noah’s Ark Processors, LLC Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
08/09/2016 GIPSA Alleges Costa Live Poultry, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
08/09/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Juniper Mountain Cattle, LLC Resulting in a $2,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

July

07/28/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with James A. Quick Resulting in a $1,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/26/2016 Carl Mendes, Jr. Is Prohibited from Renewing His Registration for 60 Days (PDF; 34Kb)
07/26/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with CWH Three Families, Inc., d/b/a Tulia Livestock Auction, Resulting in a $750 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/26/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Farmers Livestock Market, Inc. of Tazewell Resulting in a $1,350 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/26/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Fort Smith Livestock Auction Co., Inc. Resulting in a $2,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/26/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Marcus Hadaller, d/b/a Second Chance Cattle, Resulting in a $500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/26/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Terry M. Luedtke Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/15/2016 Thomas B. Welch, d/b/a TBW Cattle Has Been Ordered to Cease and Desist And Paid a $10,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/15/2016 GIPSA Alleges Ayah Slaughter House, LLC, d/b/a Lebanese Butchers Slaughter House, Samir Rababeh and Kheder Rababeh Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
07/15/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Gary L. Vance, LLC, d/b/a South Branch Valley Livestock Exchange and Virginia Cattle Co. Resulting in a $2,420 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

June

06/29/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Randy D. Lowery, President, R. Lowery Investments, Inc., d/b/a Anderson County Livestock Auction Resulting in a $6,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/29/2016 GIPSA Alleges Mount Airy Stockyard, Inc., Venancio Torres, and Deborah Torres Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
06/16/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Joe Fritz Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/13/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Mecca Halal Quality Meats, LLC Resulting in a $5,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/13/2016 Superior Canadian Livestock Auction, Ltd., Barbara Bezan and Layton Bezan Have Been Ordered to Cease and Desist from Violating the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
06/01/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with B&F Cattle Co., Inc., d/b/a Central Missouri Sales Co. Resulting in a $2,700 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
06/01/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Murray Bresky Consultants, LTD, d/b/a Murray’s Chicken, a/k/a M.B. Consultants, LTD, and Murray Bresky Resulting in a $7,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

May

05/25/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with County Line Sale Barn, Inc. Resulting in a $3,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/25/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Peter Craig and Pacific Livestock, Inc. Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/25/2016 GIPSA Alleges Thomas B. Welch, d/b/a TBW Cattle Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
05/17/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Cureton Livestock Market, LLC, d/b/a Fredericktown Auction Co. Resulting in a $2,750 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/09/2016 Riata Cattle Company, Inc. and Porfirio Garcia, a/k/a Fedo Garcia Have Been Assessed a $15,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/02/2016 GIPSA Alleges BP Livestock, LLC and Brody Peak Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
05/02/2016 GIPSA Alleges Carl Mendes, Jr. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
05/02/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with El Mesteno Cattle Co., LLC Resulting in a $3,250 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
05/02/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Rich Prairie Livestock Exchange, Inc., Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

April

04/21/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with J. Randy Carson and Abilene Auction, Inc. Resulting in a $5,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/13/2016 4J Cattle Co., LLC and Randy Stewart Have Been Assessed a $4,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/08/2016 GIPSA Schedules Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Meeting (PDF; 34Kb)
04/07/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Olean Livestock Market, Inc., Don Bledsoe and Roy O. Houston Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/07/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Newman Stockyards, LLC Resulting in a $4,840 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
04/07/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Robert Kamstra Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

March

03/25/2016 Joe John Garcia Has Been Ordered to Cease and Desist and is Suspended as a Registrant (PDF; 34Kb)
03/25/2016 GIPSA Alleges PA Farm Products, LLC, Isaac Wiesenfeld and Elias Wiesenfeld Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
03/25/2016 American Pacific, Inc. - International Has Been Ordered to Cease and Desist (PDF; 34Kb)
03/11/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Belknap Livestock Auction, Inc. and Thomas L. Huff Resulting in a $300 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
03/11/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Belknap Livestock Auction, Inc. and Thomas L. Huff Resulting in a $300 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
03/11/2016 Richard Reece Assessed a $10,000 Civil Penalty And Suspended for 90 Days (PDF; 34Kb)
03/11/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Athens Stockyard, LLC Resulting in a $6,050 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
03/03/2016 Johnson County Cattle Auction, LLP, Johnson CountyCattle Auction, and R.A. Cantrell, Bo Cantrell, PatsyCantrell, Leah Davis, and George Davis, Jr., jointly formerly Johnson County Cattle Auction Assessed a $30,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

February

02/26/2016 Lonnie Martin Assessed a $33,000 Civil Penalty And Will Pay Restitution (PDF; 34Kb)
02/26/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Richard J. Riella and Riella Farms, Inc. Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
02/18/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Brown-Goff, Inc. And Ronald H. Hartman Resulting in a $1,825 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
02/18/2016 Hubert Dennis Edwards Assessed a $12,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 39Kb)
02/18/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Ristine Company, Inc. Resulting in a $500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
02/09/2016 GIPSA Seeks Comments on Grains, Oilseeds, Rice, Pulses, and Related Products (PDF; 96Kb)

January

01/21/2016 Matt Goosen, d/b/a Dennis Goosen, d/b/a Cane Cattle Company, d/b/a Cane Cattle, d/b/a Cain Cattle, d/b/a Goosen Land and Cattle, and d/b/a Goosen Cattle Is Suspended as a Registrant for Five Years (PDF; 39Kb)
01/21/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Potosi Livestock Sales, LLC, Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
01/21/2016 GIPSA Settles a Case with Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, LLC, Resulting in a $4,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
01/12/2016 Daniel Ault, d/b/a Dwault Livestock Is Suspended as a Registrant for 18 Months (PDF; 98Kb)
01/12/2016 GIPSA Alleges Superior Canadian Livestock Auction, Ltd., Barbara Bezan and Layton Bezan Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 33Kb)