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What could 300 million dollars do? Part II

Part 1 of “What could 300 million dollars do?”can be found at this link: CLICK HERE Please explain: “Instead, that same 300 million dollars could be used to build hundreds of smaller cooperative and owner-operated local/regional plants capable of processing … Continue reading

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What could 300 million dollars do?

November 1, 2021 Estimated costs for building one large 1,500 head-per-day industrial beef slaughter facility is around 300 million dollars. This is for a plant that would likely fail, as it would be dependent on existing big retailers and food … Continue reading

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Texas A&M, and Other Land-Grant Economists, Lead Effort to End Competitive Livestock Markets

Following the recent collapse of our industrial food supply chain, on October 7, 2021, the House Agriculture Committee held a “Hearing to Review the State of the livestock Industry.” Chairman Scott opened the hearing with an eloquent statement of how … Continue reading

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It’s our last chance!

The following article appeared three years after the IBP lawsuit was filed. The largest poultry company, Tyson, purchased IBP, the largest beef packer, before the case went to trial in 2004. The jury awarded the cattlemen $1.28 billion, which was … Continue reading

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Packer Concentration – Historical Context, by Domina Law and Mike Callicrate

  Continuing on from the Domina Law timeline:

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