The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on its website to provide an additional resource to assist stakeholders in complying with the Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments Final Rule by February 12, 2024.
The FAQ are posted on the Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments webpage. AMS will regularly update the FAQ based on requests for clarification from stakeholders through the AMS-AskPSD@usda.gov email. USDA established the email to encourage stakeholder feedback and provide answers to questions about the final rule.
USDA published the final rule in the Federal Register November 28, 2023. The final rule, published under the Packers & Stockyards Act, requires Live Poultry Dealers (LPD) – typically large processing companies – to provide poultry growers with whom they contract to raise birds key information about terms of their agreements. The final rule also requires additional disclosures by LPDs engaged in the production of broilers who use poultry grower ranking systems to determine settlement payments for broiler growers. The final rule becomes effective on February 12, 2024.
More information about the final rule is available on the Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments webpage.
The Packers & Stockyards Act is a fair-trade practice and payment protection law that promotes fair and competitive marketing environments for the livestock, meat, and poultry industries.
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