November 4, 2010

Local Farmers Union calls for more meatpacking competition

Concern that the three largest meatpackers in the United States control more than 80 percent of slaughter cattle in the United States, Oliver County Farmers Union members passed a resolution calling for more competition in the meatpacking industry.

The decision was made at the organization’s meeting Oct. 25 in Center. The resolution further stated that the "lack of competition for slaughter cattle negatively impacts the price received by North Dakota cow-calf producers for their feeder calves."

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