Agricultural Fair Practices Act of 1967
The Agricultural Fair Practices Act of 1967 (P.L. 90-288) was enacted to protect farmers from retaliation by handlers (buyers of their products) because the farmers are members of a cooperative. The act permits farmers to file complaints with USDA, which can then institute court proceedings, if they believe their rights under the law have been violated. Several bills have been introduced in recent years on behalf of producers (among them, some poultry growers who have contracts with large companies) to give them more bargaining power under the Act, which, some producers contend, lacks adequate enforcement authorities.
|Long title||An Act to prohibit unfair trade practices affecting producers of agricultural products, and for other purposes.|
|Enacted by||the 90th United States Congress|
|Effective||April 16, 1968|
|Statutes at Large||82 Stat. 93|
|Titles amended||7 U.S.C.: Agriculture|
|U.S.C. sections amended||Chapter 56 § 2301|
- "Farmers' Rights under the Agricultural Fair Practices Act". Internet Archive. U.S. Department of Agriculture. May 1972.
- "Farmer Fair Practices Rules". Agricultural Marketing Service. United States Department of Agriculture.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.