Packers & Stockyards Act

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council Friday recap: trade, GIPSA comments and a legal challenge over the WOTUS rule. Take a deeper dive below. Ghana Officially Opens Market to U.S. Pork What happened: The African nation of Ghana signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officially opening its market to exports…

Mandatory Price Reporting Extended in Federal Funding Bill The Senate and House approved legislation that funds federal programs, including the Mandatory Price Reporting program, through Dec. 16. President Biden was expected to sign into law the continuing resolution, which keeps the government running at current funding levels, before the start of fiscal 2023, which begins…

NPPC Comments on Proposed USDA ‘Poultry Rule’Although it is taking no position on the new regulation, NPPC recently submitted comments on USDA’s proposed “Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments” rule, which is related to enforcement and interpretation of the Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA). The PSA also deals with livestock transactions. The so-called “poultry…

USDA PROPOSED RULES ON POULTRY INDUSTRY TO BE PUBLISHED SOONUSDA soon will publish a proposed rule and an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) related to poultry production now that the White House Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of the regulations. NPPC is watching the rules, which could provide a preview…