Meat Packer Concentration and Market Power Timeline, By Brian Jorde
– Upton Sinclair
Note: The cattlemen in the Pickett vs. Tyson/IBP case asked the Supreme Court to hear their appeal after the trial judge reversed the jury verdict. The court justices refused, preferring to hear the Anna Nicole Smith family fued case. This misguided decision ended any hope for justice while setting a very damaging legal precedent.
It is long past time for restoring fair markets — USDA should implement the GIPSA rules now and fully enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act.