(a) DefinitionsIn this section:
(b) No prohibition of discussionNotwithstanding a provision in any contract between a producer and a processor for the production of livestock or poultry, or in any marketing agreement between a producer and a processor for the sale of livestock or poultry for a term of 1 year or more, that provides that information contained in the contract is confidential, a party to the contract shall not be prohibited from discussing any terms or details of the contract with—
a Federal or State agency;
(c) Effect on State lawsSubsection (b) does not—
preempt any State law that addresses confidentiality provisions in contracts for the sale or production of livestock or poultry, except any provision of State law that makes lawful a contract provision that prohibits a party from, or limits a party in, engaging in discussion that subsection (b) requires to be permitted; or
This section applies to each contract described in subsection (b) that is entered into, amended, renewed, or extended after May 13, 2002.
(Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10503, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 510.)