Do you care about the livelihoods of our nation’s independent farmers and ranchers? How about the right to free speech?
If so, you should care about this: Large meatpacking corporations like Tyson and Smithfield have controlled our meat supply for years. As a recent Civil Eats article puts it, “Nationally, the top four companies in each industry slaughter four out of every five beef cattle, two out of three hogs and three out of five chickens. At the local or regional level, one company often controls an even larger percentage of the market.”
This doesn’t just affect a consumer’s choice at the grocery store; it also affects how independent meat producers are able to make a living, because Big Meat – these large companies that process our nation’s meat – has most of the power when doing business with family farmers and ranchers.
Right now, farmers are speaking up loud and clear to let Congress know they will not be silenced any longer. Will you join us in speaking out for fairness for farmers?
If you care about getting healthy food to everyone, protecting our natural resources, and supporting the next generation of American farmers, then you’ll want to get involved this year!
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