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“(ii) all slaughter data for the total num swine of the individual packer to correlate to “(B) the amount (in dollars per hundred ber of swine slaughtered, including
a common percent lean measurement; and pounds of carcass weight) paid to producers “(I) information concerning the net price, “(IX) the total slaughter quantity, which by the packer, by category. which shall be equal to the total amount shall be equal to the total number of swine “(2) PREMIUM LIST.-A packer shall mainpaid by a packer to a producer (including all slaughtered during the applicable reporting tain and make available to a producer, on repremiums, less all discounts) per hundred period, including all types of purchases and quest, a current listing of the dollar values pounds of carcass weight of swine delivered packer-owned swine; and
(per hundred pounds of carcass weight) of at the plant
"(iii) packer purchase commitments, each noncarcass merit premium used by the “(aa) including any sum deducted from the which shall be equal to the number of swine
packer during the current or the prior price per hundredweight paid to a producer scheduled for delivery to a packer for slaugh
slaughter week. that reflects the repayment of a balance ter for each of the next 14 calendar days.
"(3) AVAILABILITY.-A packer shall not be owed by the producer to the packer or the “(D) PUBLICATION.—The Secretary shall
required to pay a listed noncarcass merit accumulation of a balance to later be repaid publish the information obtained under this premium to a producer that meets the reby the packer to the producer; and paragraph in a prior day report not later
quirements for the premium if the need for “(bb) excluding any sum earlier paid to a than 8:00 a.m. Central Time on the reporting
swine in a given category is filled at a parproducer that must later be repaid to the day on which the information is received
ticular point in time. packer; from the packer.
"(4) PUBLICATION.-The Secretary shall “(II) information concerning the average “(2) MORNING REPORT.
publish the information obtained under this net price, which shall be equal to the “(A) IN GENERAL.-The corporate officers
subsection as soon as practicable, but not quotient (stated per hundred pounds of car or officially designated representatives of
later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time, on the cass weight of swine) obtained by dividing each packer processing plant shall report to
first reporting day of each week. “(aa) the total amount paid for the swine the Secretary not later than 10:00 a.m. Cen
“CHAPTER 4-LAMB REPORTING slaughtered at a packing plant during the tral Time each reporting day
"SEC. 241. MANDATORY REPORTING FOR LAMBS. applicable reporting period, including all "(i) the packer's best estimate of the total "(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-The Secretary may premiums and discounts, and including any number of swine, and packer-owned swine, establish a program of mandatory lamb price sum deducted from the price per hundred expected to be purchased throughout the re information reporting that will weight paid to a producer that reflects the porting day through each type of purchase; “(1) provide timely, accurate, and reliable repayment of a balance owed by the producer “(ii) the total number of swine, and pack market information; to the packer, or the accumulation of a bal er-owned swine, purchased up to that time of “(2) facilitate more informed marketing ance to later be repaid by the packer to the the reporting day through each type of pur
decisions; and producer, less all discounts; by chase;
“(3) promote competition in the lamb “(bb) the total carcass weight (in hundred “(iii) the base price paid for all base mar
slaughtering industry. pound increments) of the swine; ket hogs purchased up to that time of the re
"(b) NOTICE AND COMMENT.-If the Sec“(III) information concerning the lowest porting day through negotiated purchases;
retary establishes a mandatory price reportnet price, which shall be equal to the lowest and
ing program under subsection (a), the Secnet price paid for a single lot or a group of “(iv) the base price paid for all base mar
retary shall provide an opportunity for comswine slaughtered at a packing plant during ket hogs purchased through each type of pur
ment on proposed regulations to establish the applicable reporting period per hundred chase other than negotiated purchase up to
the program during the 30-day period beginpounds of carcass weight of swine; that time of the reporting day, unless such
ning on the date of the publication of the "(IV) information concerning the highest information is unavailable due to pricing
proposed regulations. net price, which shall be equal to the highest that is determined on a delayed basis.
“CHAPTER 5-ADMINISTRATION net price paid for a single lot or group of “(B) PUBLICATION.—The Secretary shall "SEC. 251. GENERAL PROVISIONS. swine slaughtered at a packing plant during publish the information obtained under this “(a) CONFIDENTIALITY.-The Secretary the applicable reporting period per hundred paragraph in the morning report as soon as shall make available to the public informapounds of carcass weight of swine; practicable, but not later than 11:00 a.m.
tion, statistics, and documents obtained “(V) the average carcass weight, which Central Time, on each reporting day.
from, or submitted by, packers, retail entishall be equal to the quotient obtained by “(3) AFTERNOON REPORT.
ties, and other persons under this subtitle in dividing
“(A) IN GENERAL.—The corporate officers a manner that ensures that confidentiality is “(aa) the total carcass weight of the swine or officially designated representatives of preserved regardingslaughtered at the packing plant during the each packer processing plant shall report to
"(1) the identity of persons, including parapplicable reporting period; by the Secretary not later than 2:00 p.m. Cen
ties to a contract; and “(bb) the number of the swine described in tral Time each reporting day
"(2) proprietary business information. item (aa);
“(i) the packer's best estimate of the total
“(b) DISCLOSURE BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES.adjusted for special slaughter situations
number of swine, and packer-owned swine, (such as skinning or foot removal), as the expected to be purchased throughout the re
“(1) IN GENERAL.-Subject to paragraph (2), Secretary determines necessary to render porting day through each type of purchase;
no officer, employee, or agent of the United comparable carcass weights;
States shall, without the consent of the
"(ii) the total number of swine, and pack“(VI) the average sort loss, which shall be er-owned swine, purchased up to that time of
packer or other person concerned, divulge or equal to the average discount (in dollars per
make known in any manner, any facts or inthe reporting day through each type of pur
formation regarding the business of the hundred pounds carcass weight) for swine
packer or other person that was acquired slaughtered during the applicable reporting period, resulting from the fact that the ket hogs purchased up to that time of the re
through reporting required under this sub
title. swine did not fall within the individual packporting day through negotiated purchases;
“(2) EXCEPTIONS.-Information obtained by er's established carcass weight or lot vari
and ation range;
“(iv) the base price paid for all base mar
the Secretary under this subtitle may be
disclosed“(VII) the average backfat, which shall be
ket hogs purchased up to that time of the reequal to the average of the backfat thickness porting day through each type of purchase
“(A) to agents or employees of the Depart(in inches) measured between the third and
ment of Agriculture in the course of their ofother than negotiated purchase, unless such fourth from the last ribs, 7 centimeters from information is unavailable due to pricing
ficial duties under this subtitle; the carcass split (or adjusted from the indithat is determined on a delayed basis.
“(B) as directed by the Secretary or the
Attorney General, for enforcement purposes; vidual packer's measurement to that ref
“(B) PUBLICATION.—The Secretary shall erence point using an adjustment made by
publish the information obtained under this
“(C) by a court of competent jurisdiction. the Secretary of the swine slaughtered during the applicable reporting period; practicable, but not later than 3:00 p.m. Cen
“(3) DISCLOSURE UNDER FRÉEDOM OF INFOR“(VIII) the average lean percentage, which tral Time, on each reporting day.
MATION ACT.-Notwithstanding any other
provision of law, no facts or information obshall be equal to the average percentage of “(d) WEEKLY NONCARCASS MERIT PREMIUM
tained under this subtitle shall be disclosed the carcass weight comprised of lean meat REPORT.
in accordance with section 552 of title 5, for the swine slaughtered during the applica “(1) IN GENERAL.-Not later than 4:00 p.m. United States Code. ble reporting period, except that when a Central Time on the first reporting day of "(c) REPORTING BY PACKERS.-A packer packer is required to report the average lean each week, the corporate officers or offi shall report all information required under percentage under this subclause, the packer cially designated representatives of each this subtitle on an individual lot basis. shall make available to the Secretary the packer processing plant shall report to the "(d) REGIONAL REPORTING AND AGGREGAunderlying data, applicable methodology and Secretary a noncarcass merit premium re TION.—The Secretary shall make information formulae, and supporting materials used to port that lists
obtained under this subtitle available to the determine the average lean percentage, “(A) each category of standard noncarcass public only in a manner that, which the Secretary may convert to the car merit premiums used by the packer in the “(1) ensures that the information is pubcass measurements or lean percentage of the prior slaughter week; and
lished on a national and a regional or state
wide basis as the Secretary determines to be appropriate;
“(2) ensures that the identity of a reporting person is not disclosed; and
“(3) conforms to aggregation guidelines established by the Secretary.
“(e) ADJUSTMENTS.—Prior to the publication of any information required under this subtitle, the Secretary may make reasonable adjustments in information reported by packers to reflect price aberrations or other unusual or unique occurrences that the Secretary determines would distort the published information to the detriment of producers, packers, or other market participants.
“(f) VERIFICATION.-The Secretary shall take such actions as the Secretary considers necessary to verify the accuracy of the information submitted or reported under chapter 2, 3, or 4.
“(g) ELECTRONIC REPORTING AND PUBLISHING.–The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, provide for the reporting and publishing of the information required under this subtitle by electronic means.
“(h) REPORTING OF ACTIVITIES ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.
“(1) IN GENERAL.-Livestock committed to a packer, or purchased, sold, or slaughtered by a packer, on a weekend day or holiday shall be reported by the packer to the Secretary (to the extent required under this subtitle), and reported by the Secretary, on the immediately following reporting day.
“(2) LIMITATION ON REPORTING BY PACKERS.-A packer shall not be required to report actions under paragraph (1) more than once on the immediately following reporting day.
“(i) EFFECT ON OTHER LAWS.-Nothing in this subtitle, the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999, or amendments made by that Act restricts or modifies the authority of the Secretary to
“(1) administer or enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 181 et seq.);
"(2) administer, enforce, or collect voluntary reports under this title or any other law; or
"(3) access documentary evidence as provided under sections 9 and 10 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 49, 50). “SEC. 252. UNLAWFUL ACTS.
“It shall be unlawful and a violation of this subtitle for any packer or other person subject to this subtitle (in the submission of information required under chapter 2, 3, or 4,
determined by the Secretary) to willfully
"(1) fail or refuse to provide, or delay the timely reporting of, accurate information to the Secretary (including estimated information);
"(2) solicit or request that a packer, the buyer or seller of livestock or livestock products, or any other person fail to provide, as a condition of any transaction, accurate or timely information required under this subtitle;
“(3) fail or refuse to comply with this subtitle; or
“(4) report estimated information in any report required under this subtitle in a manner that demonstrates a pattern of significant variance in accuracy when compared to the actual information that is reported for the same reporting period, or as determined by any audit, oversight, or other verification procedures of the Secretary. "SEC. 253. ENFORCEMENT.
“(a) CIVIL PENALTY.
“(1) IN GENERAL.-Any packer or other person that violates this subtitle may be assessed a civil penalty by the Secretary of not more than $10,000 for each violation.
“(2) CONTINUING VIOLATION.—Each day during which a violation continues shall be considered to be a separate violation.
“(3) FACTORS.—In determining the amount of a civil penalty to be assessed under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consider the gravity of the offense, the size of the business involved, and the effect of the penalty on the ability of the person that has committed the violation to continue in business.
“(4) MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS.-In determining whether to assess a civil penalty under paragraph (1), the Secretary
Secretary shall consider whether a packer or other person subject to this subtitle has engaged in a pattern of errors, delays, or omissions in violation of this subtitle.
“(b) CEASE AND DESIST.-In addition to, or in lieu of, a civil penalty under subsection (a), the Secretary may issue an order to cease and desist from continuing any violation.
"(c) NOTICE AND HEARING.—No penalty shall be assessed, or cease and desist order issued, by the Secretary under this section unless the person against which the penalty is assessed or to which the order is issued is given notice and opportunity for a hearing before the Secretary with respect to the violation.
“(d) FINALITY AND JUDICIAL REVIEW.
“(1) IN GENERAL.-The order of the Secretary assessing a civil penalty or issuing a cease and desist order under this section shall be final and conclusive unless the affected person files an appeal of the order of the Secretary in United States district court not later than 30 days after the date of the issuance of the order.
“(2) STANDARD OF REVIEW.—A finding of the Secretary under this section shall be set aside only if the finding is found to be unsupported by substantial evidence.
“(1) IN GENERAL.-If, after the lapse of the period allowed for appeal or after the affirmance of a penalty assessed under this section, the person against which the civil penalty is assessed fails to pay the penalty, the Secretary may refer the matter to the Attorney General who may recover the penalty by an action in United States district court.
“(2) FINALITY.-In the action, the final order of the Secretary shall not be subject to review
“(f) INJUNCTION OR RESTRAINING ORDER.
“(1) IN GENERAL.-If the Secretary has reason to believe that any person subject to this subtitle has failed or refused to provide the Secretary information required to be reported pursuant to this subtitle, and that it would be in the public interest to enjoin the person from further failure to comply with the reporting requirements, the Secretary may notify the Attorney General of the failure.
“(2) ATTORNEY GENERAL.—The Attorney General may apply to the appropriate district court of the United States for a temporary or permanent injunction or restraining order.
“(3) COURT.-When needed to carry out this subtitle, the court shall, on a proper showing, issue a temporary injunction or straining order without bond.
“(g) FAILURE TO OBEY ORDERS.
“(1) IN GENERAL.-If a person subject to this subtitle fails to obey a cease and desist or civil penalty order issued under this subsection after the order has become final and unappealable, or after the appropriate United States district court has entered a final judgment in favor of the Secretary, the United States may apply to the appropriate district court for enforcement of the order.
“(2) ENFORCEMENT.-If the court determines that the order was lawfully made and duly served and that the person violated the order, the court shall enforce the order.
“(3) CIVIL PENALTY.-If the court finds that the person violated the cease and desist provisions of the order, the person shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for each offense. “SEC. 254. FEES.
“The Secretary shall not charge or assess a user fee, transaction fee, service charge, assessment, reimbursement, or any other fee for the submission or reporting of information, for the receipt or availability of, or access to, published reports or information, or for any other activity required under this subtitle. “SEC. 255. RECORDKEEPING.
“(a) IN GENERAL.-Subject to subsection (b), each packer required to report information to the Secretary under this subtitle shall maintain, and make available to the Secretary on request, for 2 years
“(1) the original contracts, agreements, receipts and other records associated with any transaction relating to the purchase, sale, pricing, transportation, delivery, weighing, slaughter, or carcass characteristics of all livestock; and
“(2) such records or other information as is necessary or appropriate to verify the accuracy of the information required to be reported under this subtitle.
“(b) LIMITATIONS.—Under subsection (a)(2), the Secretary may not require a packer to provide new or additional information if
“(1) the information is not generally available or maintained by packers; or
“(2) the provision of the information would be unduly burdensome.
“(c) PURCHASES OF CATTLE OR SWINE.—A record of a purchase of a lot of cattle or a lot of swine by a packer shall evidence whether the purchase occurred
“(1) before 10:00 a.m. Central Time;
“(2) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Central Time; or
“(3) after 2:00 p.m. Central Time. “SEC. 256. VOLUNTARY REPORTING.
“The Secretary shall encourage voluntary reporting by packers (as defined in section 201 of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 191)) to which the mandatory reporting requirements of this subtitle do not apply. “SEC. 257. PUBLICATION OF INFORMATION ON
RETAIL PURCHASE PRICES FOR
REPRESENTATIVE MEAT PRODUCTS. "(a) IN GENERAL.-Beginning not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this subtitle, the Secretary shall compile and publish at least monthly (weekly, if practicable) information on retail prices for representative food products made from beef, pork, chicken, turkey, veal, or lamb.
“(b) INFORMATION.-The report published by the Secretary under subsection (a) shall include
"(1) information on retail prices for each representative food product described in subsection (a); and
“(2) information on total sales quantity (in pounds and dollars) for each representative food product.
"(c) MEAT PRICE SPREADS REPORT.-During the period ending 2 years after the initial publication of the report required under subsection (a), the Secretary shall continue to publish the Meat Price Spreads Report in the same manner as the Report was published before the date of enactment of this subtitle.
“(d) INFORMATION COLLECTION.
“(1) IN GENERAL.-To ensure the accuracy of the reports required under subsection (a), the Secretary shall obtain the information for the reports from 1 or more sources including
“(A) a consistently representative set of retail transactions; and
"(B) both prices and sales quantities for the transactions.
“(2) SOURCE OF INFORMATION.—The Sec
Subtitle B-Related Beef Reporting tractor to conduct a correlation study and retary may
prepare a report establishing a baseline and “(A) obtain the information from retailers SEC. 921. BEEF EXPORT REPORTING.
standards for determining and improving avor commercial information sources; and
Section 602(a)(1) of the Agricultural Trade erage trim loss measurements and processing “(B) use valid statistical sampling proce Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. 5712(a)(1)) is amended by techniques for pork processors to employ in dures, if necessary. inserting“, beef,” after “cotton”.
the slaughter of swine. "(3) ADJUSTMENTS.-In providing informaSEC. 922. EXPORT CERTIFICATES FOR MEAT AND
(b) CORRELATION STUDY AND REPORT.—The tion on retail prices under this section, the
MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS.
study and report shallSecretary may make adjustments to take Not later than 1 year after the date of en (1) analyze processing techniques that into account differences in
actment of this Act, the Secretary of Agri would assist the pork processing industry in “(A) the geographic location of consump culture shall fully implement a program, improving procedures for uniformity and tion;
through the use of a streamlined electronic transparency in how trim loss is discounted “(B) the location of the principal source of online system, to issue and report export (in dollars per hundred pounds carcass supply;
certificates for all meat and meat products. weight) by different packers and processors; "(C) distribution costs; and
SEC. 923. IMPORTS OF BEEF, BEEF VARIETY (2) analyze slaughter inspection procedures “(D) such other factors as the Secretary
MEATS, AND CATTLE.
that could be improved so that trimming determines reflect a verifiable comparative (a) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary of Agri procedures and policies of the Secretary are retail price for a representative food prod culture shall
uniform to the maximum extent determined uct.
(1) obtain information regarding the im practicable by the Secretary; (e) ADMINISTRATION.--The Secretary
port of beef and beef variety meats (con (3) determine how the Secretary may be “(1) shall collect information under this
sistent with the information categories re able to foster improved breeding techniques section only on a voluntary basis; and
ported for beef exports under section 602(a) of and animal handling and transportation pro“(2) shall not impose a penalty on a person the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. cedures through training programs made for failure to provide the information or oth 5712(a))) and cattle using available informa available to swine producers so as to minierwise compel a person to provide the infortion sources; and
mize trim loss in slaughter processing; and mation.
(2) publish the information in a timely
(4) make recommendations that are de“SEC. 258. SUSPENSION AUTHORITY REGARDING manner weekly and in a form that maxi
signed to effect changes in the pork industry SPECIFIC TERMS OF PRICE REPORT
mizes the utility of the information to beef ING REQUIREMENTS.
so as to achieve continuous improvement in producers, packers, and other market par“(a) IN GENERAL.--The Secretary may sus
average trim losses and discounts. ticipants. pend any requirement of this subtitle if the
(C) SUBSEQUENT REPORTS ON STATUS OF IM
(b) CONTENT.-The published information Secretary determines that application of the
PROVEMENTS AND UPDATES IN BASELINE.-Not shall include information reporting the yearrequirement is inconsistent with the pur
less frequently than once every 2 years after to-date cumulative annual imports of beef, poses of this subtitle.
the initial publication of the report required beef variety meats, and cattle for the cur“(b) SUSPENSION PROCEDURE.
under this section, the Secretary shall make rent and prior marketing years. "(1) PERIOD.-A suspension under sub
subsequent periodic reports that, SEC. 924. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. section (a) shall be for a period of not more
(1) examine the status of the improvement
There are authorized to be appropriated than 240 days.
in reducing trim loss discounts in the pork such sums as are necessary to carry out sec“(2) ACTION BY CONGRESS.-If an Act of Con
processing industry; and tions 922 and 923. gress concerning the requirement that is the
(2) update the baseline to reflect changes
Subtitle C-Related Swine Reporting subject of the suspension under subsection
in trim loss discounts.
Provisions (a) is not enacted by the end of the period of
(d) SUBMISSION OF REPORTS TO CONGRESS, the suspension established under paragraph
SEC. 931. IMPROVEMENT OF HOGS AND PIGS IN PRODUCERS, PACKERS, AND OTHERS.—The re
VENTORY REPORT. (1), the Secretary shall implement the re
ports required under this section shall be quirement.
(a) IN GENERAL.-Effective beginning not
made available to“SEC. 259. FEDERAL PREEMPTION.
later than 90 days after the date of enact (1) the public on the Internet; “In order to achieve the goals, purposes,
ment of this Act, the Secretary of Agri (2) the Committee on Agriculture of the and objectives of this title on a nationwide
culture shall publish on a monthly basis the House of Representatives;
Hogs and Pigs Inventory Report. basis and to avoid potentially conflicting
(3) the Committee on Agriculture, Nutri
(b) GESTATING Sows.—The Secretary shall State laws that could impede the goals, pur
tion, and Forestry of the Senate; include in a separate category of the Report poses, or objectives of this title, no State or
(4) producers and packers; and the number of bred female swine that are aspolitical subdivision of a State may impose a
(5) other market participants. sumed, or have been confirmed, to be pregrequirement that is in addition to, or incon
SEC. 934. SWINE PACKER MARKETING CONnant during the reporting period. sistent with, any requirement of this sub
TRACTS. (C) PHASE-OUT.-Effective for a period of 8 title with respect to the submission or re quarters after the implementation of the
Title II of the Packers and Stockyards Act, porting of information, or the publication of monthly report required under subsection
1921 (7 U.S.C. 191 et seq.) is amendedsuch information, on the prices and quan(a), the Secretary shall continue to maintain
(1) by inserting before section 201 (7 U.S.C. tities of livestock or livestock products.”. and publish on a quarterly basis the Hogs
191) the following: SEC. 912. UNJUST DISQUALIFICATION. and Pigs Inventory Report published on or
“Subtitle A-General Provisions"; Section 202(b) of the Packers and Stock before the date of enactment of this Act.
and yards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 192(b)), is amended SEC. 932. BARROW AND GILT SLAUGHTER.
(2) by adding at the end the following: by striking “whatsoever” each place it ap (a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Agri
"Subtitle B—Swine Packer Marketing pears. culture shall promptly obtain and maintain,
Contracts SEC. 913. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.
through an appropriate collection system or (a) Section 416 of the Packers and Stock
"SEC. 221. DEFINITIONS. valid sampling system at packing plants, inyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 229a), is repealed. formation on the total slaughter of swine
“Except as provided in section 223(a), in (b) Section 1127 of the Agriculture, Rural that reflects differences in numbers between
this subtitle: Development, Food and Drug Administrabarrows and gilts, as determined by the Sec
“(1) MARKET.-The term 'market' means tion, and Related Agencies Appropriations retary.
the sale or disposition of swine, pork, or Act, 1999 (7 U.S.C. 1421 note; Public Law 105– (b) AVAILABILITY.-The information shall pork products in commerce. 277), is amended
be made available to swine producers, pack “(2) PACKER.—The term 'packer' has the (1) by striking subsection (b) and inserting ers, and other market participants in a re
meaning given the term in section 231 of the the following: port published by the Secretary not less fre
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. “(b) EXPORT MARKET REPORTING.–The Secquently than weekly.
“(3) PORK.—The term 'pork' means the retary shall
meat of a porcine animal. “(1) implement a streamlined electronic (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall ad “(4) PORK PRODUCT.-The term 'pork prodsystem for collecting export sales and ship minister the collection and compilation of uct means a product or byproduct produced ments data, in the least intrusive manner information, and the publication of the re or processed in whole or in part from pork. possible, for fresh or frozen muscle cuts of port, required by this section.
“(5) STATE.—The term 'State' means each meat food products; and
(2) NONDELEGATION.—The Secretary shall of the 50 States. “(2) develop a data-reporting program to not delegate the collection, compilation, or “(6) SWINE.—The term 'swine' means a pordisseminate summary information in a time administration of the information required cine animal raised to be a feeder pig, raised ly manner (in the case of beef, consistent by this section to any packer (as defined in for seedstock, or raised for slaughter. with the reporting under section 602(a) of the section 201 of the Packers and Stockyards “(7) TYPE OF CONTRACT.-The term 'type of Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 191)).
contract' means the classification of con5712(a)))."; and
SEC. 933. AVERAGE TRIM LOSS CORRELATION tracts or risk management agreements for (2) in subsection (c), by striking “this sec
STUDY AND REPORT.
the purchase of swine bytion of the Act” and inserting “subsection (a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Agri “(A) the mechanism used to determine the (b)".
culture shall contract with a qualified con base price for swine committed to a packer,
grouped into practicable classifications by
“(B) the presence or absence of an accrual
“(8) OTHER TERMS.—Except as provided in
“SEC. 222. SWINE PACKER MARKETING CON.
TRACTS OFFERED TO PRODUCERS.
(a) IN GENERAL.-Subject to the avail-
"(b) AVAILABILITY.-The Secretary shall
quirements under subsections (a) and (b)
“(d) INFORMATION COLLECTION.-
“(A) obtain (by a filing or other procedure
“(B) make the information available in a
“(2) CONTRACTED SWINE NUMBERS.-Each
"(B) the provisions contained in each con-
a violation of this title for any packer to
“(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—
“SEC. 223. REPORT ON THE SECRETARY'S JURIS-
DICTION, POWER, DUTIES, AND AU-
the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition,
“(1) the Federal Trade Commission Act (15
Smith (TX) Tiahrt
Thompson (CA) Wolf
Thornberry Young (AK)
Meeks (NY) Weldon (FL)
The question being put, viva voce,
Will the House agree to said conference report?
The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. PEASE, announced that pursuant to clause 10 of rule XX the yeas and nays were ordered.
The vote was taken by electronic device.
The question being put,
Will the House agree to said conference report?
The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. PEASE, announced that pursuant to clause 10 of rule XX the yeas and nays were ordered, and the call was taken by electronic device.
It was decided in the s Yeas 240 affirmative
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