Mississippi’s United States Representatives Trent Kelly, Bennie Thompson, Michael Guest and Stephen Palazzo recently signed a letter addressed to United States Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza asking the Small Business Administration to defer the effective date of the Interim Final Rule from March to October.

“The Interim Final Rule, as currently written, adversely affects many independent, small, family farmers that raise broiler chickens and turkeys across the country,” the letter stated. “Our constituent farmers deserve to have their voices heard prior to the implementation of a rule that will result in a significant impact on their livelihood. With the current state of the farm economy in mind, we urge the SBA to take the necessary time to consider the significant impacts this rule would have on the sustainability of our small, independent farm operations.”

In total, the letter submitted had 54 cosigners from across the country.

To view the entire letter, click here.