Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments

Docket Number: AMS-FTPP-21-0044
Comment Due: August 8, 2022

Summary

The Agricultural Marketing Service is soliciting comments on proposed revisions to the regulations under the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921.  The proposal would revise the list of disclosures and information live poultry dealers must furnish to poultry growers and sellers with whom dealers make poultry growing arrangements.  The proposal would establish additional disclosure requirements in connection with the use of poultry grower ranking systems by live poultry dealers to determine settlement payments for poultry growers.  The proposals are intended to promote transparency in poultry production contracting and to give poultry growers and prospective poultry growers relevant information with which to make business decisions.

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.

Contact

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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