Business / Agriculture / Agricultural Fair Practices Act Of 1967: This law (P.L. 90-288) was enacted to protect farmers from retaliation by handlers (buyers of their products) because the farmers are members of a cooperative. The act permits farmers to file complaints with USDA, which can then institute court proceedings, if they believe their rights under the law have been violated. Several bills have been introduced in recent years on behalf of producers (among them, some poultry growers who have contracts with large companies), to give them more bargaining power under the act, which, some producers contend, lacks adequate enforcement authorities.
Act Noun Synonyms: deed, action, undertaking, operation, step, move, feat, exploit, accomplishment, achievement
Act Verb Synonyms: behave (oneself), carry on, deport oneself, comport oneself, conduct oneself
Fair Adjective Synonyms: impartial, even-handed, disinterested, equitable, just, unprejudiced, unbiased, objective, square
Business / Finance / Out Of Line: A stock price that is too high or too low in comparison with similar-quality stocks in the same industry, according to its price/earnings ratio. MORE