American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on USDA’s proposed poultry marketing disclosure requirements and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking under the Packers and Stockyards Act.

“AFBF appreciates USDA working to create more transparency in the poultry industry. Farmers deserve to know what they are getting into, and to understand how they are being paid. Making sure farmers have access to important information about their poultry company, inputs, stocking densities and feed disruptions is good for everyone in the food value chain.

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“There are no simple answers for all the challenges that poultry growers face, but it is important that steps are taken to make improvements where possible. We look forward to reviewing these proposals in detail and we stand ready to work with USDA to ensure farmers can continue putting dinner on the table for America’s families.”