Two U.S. Senators, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, are calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate meat packing industry concentration and any anti-trust violations.
They say the concentration of
meatpacking in the hands of only a few companies is hurting plant workers, with
the spread of COVID-19, and farmers and ranchers who are taking the brunt of
the financial pain.
Even before the pandemic,
Hawley and Baldwin say the packer concentration was hurting farmers, ranchers