Heavy lobbying of industry-captured government harmed workers and emptied grocery shelves, while meatpackers increased exports and profits
Washington, DC — The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a blockbuster report revealing the devious and unethical underpinnings of meat corporations' lobbying efforts in the early months of the pandemic. Based on 151,000 pages of documents, calls with meatpacking workers and union representatives, and briefings with officials, the report details the extent of the meatpackers' influence over the Trump administration, which enabled them to reap record profits and increase global exports while endangering workers and causing needless retail shortages.
This report has been rebuked by cattle organizations including BEEF Daily. You can read their full rebuttal attached
Meat industry calls report “disservice” to the nation as it was one of many industries learning how to deal with COVID
We seem to be in a war against ag that is focused on making farming and ranching obsolete. We should be creating awareness on issues, individuals (think Bill Gates ) and Organizations that are anti production - ag, anti-livestock. Our dairy producers and organizations feel about the tragic baby formula shortage and the interesting timing of Bills investment in lab-manufactured formula. Beef is next.