NFU wants pause on consolidations
By Julie Harker, Brownfield
September 10, 2019
The recent consolidations in the ag industry are a concern for National Farmers Union members who are meeting this week with lawmakers in D.C.
NFU’s Rob Larew tells Brownfield they believe consolidation has had a negative impact on agriculture, “It’s this ongoing impact. This has been a long time coming even as commodity prices remain in the tank and demand is on the drag, and so forth. Input costs, in general, continue to rise.”
Larew says it’s meant fewer choices for farmers and a growing impact on their ability to improve their bottom line.
He says consolidation is getting a lot of attention in presidential election discussions...