There is one summary for H.R.2738. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/24/1997)

Family Farmer Cooperative Marketing Amendments Act of 1997 - Amends the Agricultural Fair Practices Act of 1967 to include in the definition of "producer": (1) poultrymen; and (2) persons furnishing labor, production management, facilities, or other agricultural product production services. Defines accredited association," "designated handler," and "bargain and bargaining."

(Sec. 4) Makes it a prohibited handler practice to: (1) refuse to bargain in good faith with an accredited association; and (2) interfere with the formation or administration of a producer association, or contribute financial or other support to such an association.

(Sec. 5) Requires a handler to bargain in good faith with an accredited association.

(Sec. 6) Sets forth association accreditation and handler designation provisions.

(Sec. 7) Authorizes producer assignment of association fees, dues, or retained amounts.

(Sec. 8) Grants the Secretary of Agriculture specified investigative powers. Sets forth related administrative proceeding provisions.