Competition in Food Retail and Distribution Markets and Access for Agricultural Producers and Small and Midsized Food Processors

Docket Number: AMS-AMS-22-0026
Comments Due: The comment period for the notice originally published on March 17, 2022, at 87 FR 15194, is extended. Comments must be submitted on or before June 15, 2022.


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is providing an additional 30 days for comments and information from the public to assist AMS in preparing the report required by the Executive Order titled “Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” which creates a White House Competition Council and directs Federal agency actions to enhance fairness and competition across America's economy. Among other things, the Executive Order directs the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare a report on concerns and strategies to promote competition in the food and agricultural markets.

Submit Comments

All written comments in response to this notice should be posted online at Comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided. All comments should reference the docket number AMS-AMS-22-0026, the date of submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register . Comments may also be sent to Jaina Nian, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Room 2055-S, STOP 0201, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0201. Comments will be made available for public inspection at the above address during regular business hours or via the at


Jaina Nian, Agricultural Marketing Service, at (202) 378-2541; or by email at

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