"Stand up to corporations - protect farmers"
July 21, 2011 02:54 PM Filed in: ACTION ALERTS
For decades, family farmers and ranchers who raise livestock have endured abuses from corporate giants that control the market. But, you can help level the playing field for independent farmers and ranchers.
Today, just four companies own 83.5% of the beef market, 66% of the hog industry and 58.5% of the broiler chicken industry. These giant meatpackers and poultry processors have enjoyed unchecked market power, allowing them to control prices, issue unfair contracts with farmers and bully, intimidate and abuse farmers who stand up against corporate power.
Click here to tell your U.S. Senators it's time to stand firm against corporate greed and abuse. Tell them it's time to stand up for family farmers and ranchers and support the USDA in protecting them.