US: Violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act

20-12-2010 | |

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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