Mountaire Farms, a top U.S. chicken company, is pressuring its contract farmers to oppose a Biden administration proposal aimed at improving their conditions because the company says it would ultimately reduce farmer pay, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and interviews with farmer advocates.
Daily Archives: August 15, 2022
Just four companies control more than half of the beef, pork and poultry markets, and the meatpacking industry has fielded lawsuits alleging abusive behavior. The Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 largely has failed in what it was supposed to accomplish, legislators and fair market advocates said.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) presents a webinar: Proposed Rule for Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments with Andy Green, Senior Advisor for Fair and Competitive Markets at USDA.