Farm groups calls for Kansas to investigate meatpackers
By Will Robinson, Brownfield
April 1, 2021
The Family Farm Action Alliance is calling for Kansas state leaders to follow Missouriís lead and investigate meatpackers for price fixing and collusion. The alliance sent letters to the Kansas Attorney General, House Speaker and Senate President urging them to use their subpoena power to investigate record profits by meatpackers.†
Mike Callicrate, a Family Farm Action member, says meatpackers were prospering while cattle ranchers were going out of business during processing slowdowns because of the pandemic. He says rural communities are being lost as a result.
Missouri Representative David Gregory filed a petition in February to the House of Representatives requesting the Special Committee on Government Accountability to investigate the meatpacking industry...