Hawley calls for FTC investigation into packer concentration

Hawley calls for FTC investigation into packer concentration

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
and consumers.

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