Agricultural Marketing Service December 11, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Undue and Unreasonable Preferences and Advantages Under the Packers and Stockyards Act
Document Number: 2020-27117
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule establishes a new regulation containing criteria the Secretary of Agriculture will consider when determining whether an undue or unreasonable preference or advantage has occurred in violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (Act). A provision of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) requires the Secretary to establish the criteria. The Act protects fair trade, financial integrity, and competitive marketing for livestock, meat, and poultry.