7 U.S. Code § 181 - Short title
Short Title of 1987 Amendment
“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
“(a)Implementation of General Accounting Office [now Government Accountability 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 [now Government Accountability 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—
implement the recommendations in the report regarding investigation management, operations, and case methods development processes; and
effectively identify and investigate complaints of unfair and anti-competitive practices in violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 181 et seq.), and enforce the Act.
Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall develop and implement a training program for staff of the Department of Agriculture engaged in the investigation of complaints of unfair and anti-competitive activity in violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921. In developing the training program, the Secretary of Agriculture shall draw on existing training materials and programs available at the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, to the extent practicable.
Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall submit to Congress a report describing the actions taken to comply with this section.”
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