USDA, DOJ launch online tool to report anti-competitive practices
The USDA and the Department of Justice recently launched an online portal for farmers and ranchers to anonymously report anti-competitive practices in the livestock and poultry sectors.
The new tool is aimed at advancing the goals of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain.
Complaints or tips will go through a preliminary review by the USDA Packers and Stockyards Division staff and DOJ staff and if it raises sufficient concern, it will be selected for further investigation by the appropriate agency.
Users can submit information under their names or anonymously at farmerfairness.gov.