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RuralOrganizing.org Welcomes the Biden Administration’s Latest Actions to Rein in Meat and Poultry Industries Monopolies

Today, The White House  announced the Biden-Harris Administration’s Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain

The following is a statement from Matt Hildreth, Executive Director of RuralOrganizing.org:

Today marks another step forward in the Biden-Harris Administration’s effort to promote competition and it’s a vital step for rural communities. For too long, monopolies in the meat and poultry processing industries have used their power to harm farmers, consumers, and rural communities. 

Over the last few years,  many Americans learned first hand what rural communities have long known: our meat and poultry processing industries have been unchecked and put their profits first. That was especially clear during the pandemic.

As the White House Fact Sheet notes, these industries are “textbook examples” of industries “​​that control most of the business and most of the opportunities—raising prices and decreasing options for American families, while also squeezing out small businesses and entrepreneurs.” 

Exactly. And in addition to decreasing options for American families and squeezing out small businesses, these corporate monopolies also exploit their largely immigrant and refugee work forces.

RuralOrganizing.Org has advocated for strong and aggressive action to take on the corporate monopolies that have for too long rigged the system in rural communities - and without consequences. The Biden-Harris administration is finally taking important action and we look forward to working with them to see it through. This is certainly vital for rural communities, but also all Americans.

“The mission of RuralOrganizing.org  is to rebuild a rural America that is empowered, thriving, and equitable. Follow us on Twitter @RuralOrganizing.”

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