The United States Department of Agriculture has published its final rule designating criteria for determining whether an undue or unreasonable advantage has been given under the Packers and Stockyards Act, as required by the 2008 Farm Bill. The rule requires the Secretary to consider whether the preference or advantage in question cannot be justified on the basis of a cost savings related to dealing with other producers, justified on the basis of meeting a competitor’s prices, justified on the basis of meeting other terms offered by a competitor, or justified as a reasonable business decision. The rule is effective January 11, 2021.