For the last three decades, roughly 40 U.S. family cattle operations went out of business every day, and the proposed “compromise” bill, the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act, doesn’t go nearly far enough to address corporate control and ensure Missouri and U.S. cattle family farmers can make a living.

“The bill could be a step back for the cattle market by getting in the way of the Biden administration’s plans to spur competition in the industry through stronger rules, said…the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, an advocacy group for family-owned farms and rural communities.”

Instead, our elected representatives in Congress should start listening to their constituents (not corporate lobbyists) and strengthen and enforce anti-trust laws, reinstate country of origin labeling and create policies that pay farmers a living wage.