From MRCC farmer member, Darvin Bentlage, in the Missouri Independent:
“In 2022, the United States imported 3.4 billion pounds of boxed beef and 1.6 million live cattle. Through August 2023 the U.S. imported 20% more beef than we exported. Meatpackers and traders can take imported beef and repackage it with a label that reads “Product of the United States.” Now do I have your attention?