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H.R.4284 - To amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 to make it unlawful for a packer to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter.

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  • Official: To amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 to make it unlawful for a packer to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Amends the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 to prohibit livestock packers from owning, controlling, or feeding livestock to such an extent that the producer no longer materially participates in the management of the operation, with exceptions for: (1) animals held for not more than seven da

Official Summary

Amends the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 to prohibit livestock packers from owning, controlling, or feeding livestock to such an extent that the producer no longer materially participates in the management of the operation, with exceptions for:
(1) animals held for not more than seven days before slaughter;
(2) certain cooperatives that own, control, or feed livestock and provide such livestock for slaughter;
(3) packers that are not required to report price and quantity information on each reporting day; or
(4) packers that own one livestock processing plant.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.4284

  • American Agriculture Movement
  • American Grassfed Association
  • American Raw Milk Producers Pricing Association
  • Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform
  • Campaign for Family Farms and the Environment
  • Center for Rural Affairs
  • ...and 74 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.4284

  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association




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