Support Proposed Rule to Make Big Poultry Tell Farmers the Truth

Published August 22, 2022

A new rule proposed by U.S Department of Agriculture could help protect farmers from being deceived by the industrialized poultry industry.

The rule, “Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments,” would force Big Poultry companies to be more transparent and truthful when it comes to disclosing information farmers need to make informed decisions about their contracts. This would allow farmers to identify unfair advantages in the poultry industry’s tournament-style pay system that pits farmer against farmer, based on factors outside the farmers’ control. [Read rule here:]

And by providing farmers with more information about the companies’ practices, the proposed rule also provides evidence of when they’ve been retaliated against for speaking up for themselves.

The passing of this rule would better protect farmers and their right to truthful information about poultry farming, preventing farmers from entering into contracts that are often exploitative and one-sided.

The USDA is accepting public comments through Tuesday, August 23.…

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