In its regulatory agenda released June 11, the Biden administration signaled that USDA will begin work on three proposed rules to support enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act, the 100-year old law that was originally designed to protect poultry and hog farmers and cattle ranchers and address market concentration.  

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently shared that a number of rules that were pending during the Trump administration were being reviewed. In addition, the rules promulgated at the end of the Obama administration - such as the “GIPSA rules” – deserve a “refresh and re-look.”  For more, please click here.