Release of Information Collected Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937

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A provision in the appropriations act for the Department of Agriculture relating to the release of information collected under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 does not restrict the use of such information in the Department’s rulemaking proceedings, in its prosecution of enforcement proceedings, or in its defense of regulatory actions under the 1937 Act. The restriction was intended solely to limit the Department’s discretionary release of information to members of the public in response to Freedom of Information Act or other requests.

Updated July 9, 2014