U.S. Code, Title 7, Agriculture

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 181. Short Title

     This chapter may be cited as the "Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921."

(Aug. 15, 1921, ch. 64, title I, § 1, 42 Stat. 159.)

Short Title of 1987 Amendment

     Pub. L. 100–173, § 1, Nov. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 917, provided that: "This Act [enacting sections 197 and 228b–1 to 228b–4 of this title, amending sections 182, 192, 209, 221, 223, 227, and 228a of this title, repealing sections 218 to 218d of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 182 and 227 of this title] may be cited as the `Poultry Producers Financial Protection Act of 1987’."

Improved Investigative and Enforcement Activities Under This Chapter

     Pub. L. 106–472, title III, § 312(a)-(d), Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2076, 2077, provided that:

     "(a) Implementation of General Accounting Office Recommendations.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 9, 2000], the Secretary of Agriculture shall implement the recommendations contained in the report issued by the General Accounting Office entitled `Packers and Stockyards Programs: Actions Needed to Improve Investigations of Competitive Practices’, GAO/RCED–00–242, dated September 21, 2000.

     "(b) Consultation.—During the implementation period referred to in subsection (a), and for such an additional time period as needed to assure effective implementation of the recommendations contained in the report referred to in such subsection, the Secretary of Agriculture shall consult and work with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission in order to—

"(1) implement the recommendations in the report regarding investigation management, operations, and case methods development processes; and

"(2) effectively identify