USDA Announces Progress to Further Competition in Agriculture, Level Playing Field for Farmers
New rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act enhances transparency for contract poultry farmers; additional USDA actions will support crop and livestock producers
November 16, 2023
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2023 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced progress on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) comprehensive approach to address the many, complex competition issues in agricultural markets and create a fairer playing field for small- and mid-size farmers. In support of these efforts, USDA has finalized the first in a series of rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act, which is aimed at helping contract poultry growers compete more effectively and better understand the terms of their agreements with major processing companies.
USDA also announced...