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US: Violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has found evidence that Brad Bradley (Bradley), doing business as Farm Direct Pork Company, Del Rio, Texas...

·  operated subject to the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act without being registered and maintaining a bond;
· purchased livestock and did not pay the full purchase price for livestock; and
· as of the date of this complaint $187,199.75 remains unpaid to the sellers.
GIPSA filed a complaint against Bradley on October 10, 2010. If the allegations are admitted, or proven in an oral hearing, Bradley may be ordered to cease and desist from violating the P&S Act, suspended and assessed a civil penalty.
Bradley engaged in the business of a dealer buying and selling livestock in commerce.
The Packers and Stockyards Act is a fair trade practice and payment protection law that promotes fair and competitive marketing environments for the livestock, meat, and poultry industries.


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