Mandatory price reporting expires

Congress didn't renew the mandatory price reporting (MPR) legislation that expired Sept. 30. Differences continue between the House and Senate on the issue, with the House supporting a five-year renewal, and the Senate passed legislation for just one year. A producer coalition has called on Congress to immediately approve a multi-year MPR reauthorization. Meanwhile, USDA was asking packers to continue

Congress didn't renew the mandatory price reporting (MPR) legislation that expired Sept. 30. Differences continue between the House and Senate on the issue, with the House supporting a five-year renewal, and the Senate passed legislation for just one year.

A producer coalition has called on Congress to immediately approve a multi-year MPR reauthorization. Meanwhile, USDA was asking packers to continue to voluntarily report pricing information while Congress continues to address this issue.