Poultry Growing Tournament Systems: Fairness and Related Concerns

Docket Number: AMS-FTPP-22-0046
Comments Due: The comment period for the notice originally published on June 8, 2022, at 87 FR 34814, is reopened. Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2022.


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is providing additional time for the public to submit comments and information that will 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 can be submitted by either of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Enter AMS-FTPP-22-0046 in the Search field. Select the Documents tab, then select the Comment button in the list of documents.
  • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. AMS-FTPP-22-0046, S. Brett Offutt, Chief Legal Officer, Packers and Stockyards Division, USDA, AMS, FTPP; Room 2097-S, Mail Stop 3601, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-3601.


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.

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