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Presidential Executive Order Signed

Food Integrity Campaign | October 3, 2022

July 9, 2021 — President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) directing federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to act on 72 different policy initiatives to promote fair and competitive markets. In the Executive Order it directs USDA to publish a package of three Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) regulations, to update and complete the work that President Obama started in 2010 through the Farmer Fair Practices rules. Among several demands to improve the industry, the Executive Order calls on USDA to “[adopt], to the greatest extent possible and as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, appropriate anti-retaliation protections, so that farmers may assert their rights without fear of retribution.”