USDA/DOJ pre-hearing public forum
Aug. 26, on the eve of the USDA/DOJ competition workshop on livestock, more than 500 independent ranchers and farmers, meatpacking workers, consumers, urban farmers, and food justice activists gathered for a public forum. Organization leaders and the public spoke about the need for government action to curb unchecked mergers and other anti-competitive activities that have allowed meatpackers to drive down cattle prices while keeping consumer beef prices high.
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