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Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Aug 17, 2012 04:48 PM CDT

The dark ages of the wholesale pork trade are finally coming to an end.

After nearly two years of study, negotiation and planning, the USDA actually announced Friday the final rule that implements mandatory wholesale pork reporting, as required by the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010.

The final rule outlines what information packers will be required to submit to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), how the information should be submitted and other program requirements. The rule requires packers to submit the price of each sale, quantity, and other characteristics that AMS will use to produce market reports that ...

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