Docket Number: AMS-FTPP-21-0044
Comments Due: August 23, 2022
The Agricultural Marketing Service is extending the comment period for our proposed rule that would revise the regulations under the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 to promote transparency in poultry production contracting. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
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.
Comments can be submitted by either of the following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Enter AMS-FTPP-21-0044 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-21-0044, 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: email@example.com.