WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew participated in a meeting hosted by the White House and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to discuss competition priorities in the farm bill.
“We need a farm bill that prioritizes fair and competitive markets. Today’s meeting shows the continued commitment from this administration on competition in the agricultural economy and the need for this issue to be addressed in the 2023 Farm Bill,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “Our Fairness for Farmers campaign has been sounding the alarm on monopolies and consolidation across the food and agriculture industry and this meeting is a sign that we’re being heard by the President and other decision makers. We’re going to keep fighting for fairness and are happy to have growing bipartisan support in this fight.”
In 2021, NFU launched the Fairness for Farmers campaign with the mission to promote competitive markets and address the monopoly crisis in agriculture and our communities.
Since the launch of the campaign, USDA created a Farmer Fairness portal, ramped up interagency collaboration with the Department of Justice, invested millions of dollars to create a more competitive and resilient meat and poultry supply chain, and issued rules to strengthen the Packers and Stockyards Act and to increase transparency in livestock product labeling. NFU looks forward to continuing to work with USDA to build fairer and more competitive markets, and is working to include a Competition Title in the next farm bill.
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