MRCC member and cattle and grain farmer wrote this, which was placed in The Kansas City Star.
“In the last two decades, hundreds of thousands of U.S. cattle producers have gone out of business, and we are currently losing 40 operations per day by some estimates. In the last two years, around 1,700 small feedlots run by independent family farmers were put out of business because of corporate consolidation. This has led to an even more centralized production system as the dominant meatpackers favor a single-source system — getting cattle from large operations run by them for their benefit only.
That leaves a few questions: How many producers and small feedlots will go out of business before our elected representatives do something? Second, why did Congress rescind COOL when 90% of Americans want truth in labeling?”