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A bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to foster efficient markets and increase competition and transparency among packers that purchase livestock from producers.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/24/2021Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
03/24/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1769-1770)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (9)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]* 03/24/2021
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]* 03/24/2021
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]* 03/24/2021
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 03/24/2021
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 03/24/2021
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]* 03/24/2021
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 03/24/2021
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]* 03/24/2021
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] 05/17/2021

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry03/24/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/24/2021)

This bill establishes that a minimum of 50% of a covered packer's weekly volume of livestock slaughter must be purchased through spot market sales from nonaffiliated producers. (The term covered packer applies to a packer that is required to report to the Department of Agriculture each reporting day information on the price and quantity of livestock purchased by such packer and does not include a packer that owns only one livestock processing plant.)

A spot market sale is a purchase and sale of livestock by a packer from a producer under (1) an agreement that specifies a firm base price that may be equated with a fixed dollar amount on the date the agreement is entered into, (2) which the livestock are slaughtered not more than 14 days after the date on which the agreement is entered into, and (3) circumstances in which a reasonable competitive bidding opportunity exists on the date on which the agreement is entered into.