Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles ask requesting Attorney General William Barr to investigate anti-competitive practices in the beef packing industry.
In the joint letter Cameron and Quarles say despite steady consumer demand for beef, the prices paid to Kentucky cattle producers has declined. Quarles and Cameron say they feel there is the presence of possible market manipulation and other anti-competitive practices. As a result, Quarles and Cameron say Kentucky consumers are paying more for beef while hardworking farmers are making less.
Quarles and Cameron are urging the Department of Justice to fully investigate allegations of anti-competitive practices in the beef processing sector.
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