U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be visiting Monticello today.
Grassley will meet with members of the Iowa Cattlemen Association for a question-and-answer session to discuss the Senator’s cattle price transparency legislation.
Earlier this year, Grassley introduced legislation to foster efficient markets while increasing competition and transparency among meat packers who purchase livestock directly from independent producers. The bipartisan bill requires that a minimum of 50 percent of a meat packer’s weekly volume of beef slaughter be purchased on the open or spot market.
Today’s meeting with members of the Iowa Cattlemen Association begins at 4:15 pm at the Jones County Youth Development Center.