Poultry Growing Tournament Systems: Fairness and Related Concerns

Docket Number: AMS-FTPP-22-0046
Comments Due: September 6, 2022


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) seeks comments and information to inform policy development and future rulemaking proposals regarding the use of poultry grower ranking systems commonly known as tournaments in contract poultry production.  AMS seeks this input in response to numerous complaints from poultry growers about the use of tournament systems.  Comments in response to this request would help AMS tailor further rulemaking in addition to that already planned and under way to address specific industry practices in relation to tournament systems.

Submit Comments

Comments must be submitted through the Federal e-rulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov, and should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register.  All comments submitted in response to this proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public.  Please be advised that the identity of individuals or entities submitting comments will be made public on the internet at the address provided above.


S. Brett Offutt, Chief Legal Officer/Policy Advisor, Packers and Stockyards Division, USDA AMS Fair Trade Practices Program, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC  20250; Phone: (202) 690-4355; or email: s.brett.offutt@usda.gov.

Supporting Documents