USDA Seeks Livestock Dealer Trust Input

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service welcomes input through June 24 for a study it is conducting on the feasibility of establishing a livestock dealer statutory trust. Completion of the study is required by the 2018 Farm Bill, with a final report due within one year. AMS’ study will assist Congress in determining if there is a need to establish a livestock dealer statutory trust for the financial protection of livestock sellers.

AMS invites customers and stakeholders to submit information and comments relevant to these objectives that will support development and completion of the study.

The notice soliciting public input for the study was published in the April 25 Federal Register. Written comments must be received by June 24. Comments may be posted at, or sent to: S. Brett Offutt, Chief Legal Officer/Policy Advisor, Packers and Stockyards Division; Fair Trade Practices Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Room 2507, STOP 3601; Washington, D.C. 20250-3601. All comments should reference the docket number AMS-FTPP-19-0037, the date of submission, and the page number of the Federal Register issue.

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