Agricultural Marketing Service Essay

Submitted By daisy386
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The administrative agency that controls this regulation is the Agricultural Marketing Service. The reason this interest me, is because of who it will affect. The people affected by this regulation are not just the dairy farmers, but the people who buy milk and other dairy related products. They intend to increase the fees for voluntary federal dairy grading and inspection services. The fee increases proposed are 15 percent during fiscal year 2013 and 5 percent during fiscal year 2014. Knowing who would be affected, I think that there needs to be a solution, one where everyone can benefit. If you raise the fees that farmers have to pay, then they will have to increase the prices of milk and other dairy based products, therefore resulting in consumers paying more for milk and other dairy based products. This will result in consumers switching from dairy based products to products of a similar nature that don’t contain dairy, or are cheaper. This expires on February 19, 2013. I will study the legal ramifications to see if there are any legal loopholes for which to overturn this regulation. The five legal theories I would use are, first the Regulatory Flexibility Act which requires agencies to consider the impact of their rules on small entities and to evaluate alternatives that would accomplish the objectives of the rule without unduly burdening small entities when the rules impose a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Inherent in the RFA is Congress' desire to remove barriers to competition and encourage agencies to consider ways of tailoring regulations to the size of the regulated entities. Second is the Small Business Administration which is an independent agency of the United States government that protects the interests of small businesses and ensures that they receive a fair share of government contracts. Third is the Congressional Enabling Act that states Congress is responsible for passing statutes designed to remedy a perceived problem that is within federal jurisdiction. As legislation progresses through Congress, constituents have an