Congress didn't renew the mandatory price reporting (MPR) legislation that expired Sept. 30. Differences continue between the House and Senate on the issue, with the House supporting a five-year renewal, and the Senate passed legislation for just one year.

A producer coalition has called on Congress to immediately approve a multi-year MPR reauthorization. Meanwhile, USDA was asking packers to continue to voluntarily report pricing information while Congress continues to address this issue.