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USDA Committee to Develop Proposed Rule on Mandatory Pork Price Reporting

Thursday, January 27, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the establishment of the Wholesale Pork Reporting Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to develop proposed language to amend the Livestock Mandatory Reporting regulations to implement mandatory pork price reporting.

An AMI representative will serve on the committee working for the interests of the meat and poultry industry and will provide input in the development of the proposed rule.

The first meeting will be held February 8-10, 2011, at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.  The meeting will begin daily at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.  The meeting agenda includes the discussion of protocols, timeframes, scope of the rulemaking process, and identification of key issues for a mandatory program of wholesale pork reporting.

The meeting will be open to the public without advance registration.  Public attendance may be limited to the space available.  Members of the public may be allowed to make statements during the meeting, to the extent time permits, and to file written statements with the committee for its consideration.  Written statements may be submitted in advance to Michael Lynch, Chief; USDA, AMS, LS, LGMN Branch; 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Room 2619-S; Washington, D.C. 20250; Phone (202) 720-6231; Fax (202) 690-3732; or email at Michael.Lynch@ams.usda.gov.

Notice of future meetings will be announced in the Federal Register.



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