Agricultural Economics Department


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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 09/27/2006. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


On Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Senator Chuck Hagel’s office announced the re-authorization of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act. Enacted in 2001, the Act provides market participants with information on all cash and non-cash transactions reported by packers to the Marketing Service on a daily basis. The information is aggregated under specific confidentiality guidelines to preserve anonymity of the source, and published in the Mandatory Livestock and Meat Market News Reports.