USDA to Host Webinar on Proposed Rule to Promote Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments, Submit Questions in Advance

July 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is hosting a webinar to provide information regarding a proposed rule that aims to protect American poultry growers from abuses and enhance the competitiveness of U.S. livestock and poultry markets.

A proposed rule titled Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2022, and is available for public comment. Comments must be submitted through by August 08, 2022.  During the webinar, we will discuss the proposed rule and address questions submitted in advance.

To submit questions:

Questions may be submitted through July 22, 2022, via email to or via telephone at 202-720-7051.  Please note that any contact information you provide will be part of the public record.

Webinar date/time:

The webinar will not be live.  USDA will announce when the webinar is posted.  It will be posted on this page:

About the proposed rule:

This rule proposes to require that live poultry dealers, including integrators, disclose key information to poultry growers regarding the financial returns the grower can expect from their business relationship with the dealer and information about inputs they receive, including a comparison of inputs received by other growers in the same tournament.

Link to Proposed Rule:

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