President Biden recently issued an executive order that seeks to increase competition in the agriculture industry and decrease corporate consolidation that has put so many independent family farmers, local businesses, and local processors out of business over the past 30 years. 

As a family farmer, I wholeheartedly support this executive order as a hopeful first step to increase fairness and level the playing field in the livestock industry. But we need to see this order come to fruition with concrete laws and policies that make an actual difference in our livelihoods.

Read MRCC Member Susan Williams Full Letter to the Editor in the Columbia Missourian here.