Support America's independent ranchers
Some members of Congress are proposing a direct attack on the rights of America’s family farmers and ranchers.
The future of the food we eat depends on family farmers, ranchers, and our rural communities. Right now, three giant multi-national corporations control over 85% of the meat packing industry. This is a virtual monopoly. It is clear what these companies want – they want to completely control the food we eat, starting first with our meat.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is developing a fair market, anti-monopoly rule -- an important step forward that will help protect family farmers and ranchers and every American who eats.
But, the House of Representatives passed a “rider” on this year’s USDA appropriations bill. This back-door “rider,” inserted into the bill in secret and without a vote, would stop the USDA from adopting the fair market, anti-monopoly rule for the meat packing industry.
Your Senators need to hear that you support the fair market, anti-monopoly rule. A vote is expected next Monday or Tuesday.
Encourage your Senators to oppose any attempt to delay or stop USDA from adopting the fair market, anti-monopoly rule.
You can send the message below or change it. It’s helpful to personalize your message by:
- Discussing how unfair livestock markets affect your state, your community, and your family.
- Giving reasons why you support the rule - see below.
- Telling a relevant personal story.