The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Rob Larew
Montana Farmers Union President 

OpEd: Help Bring Fairness Back Into the Agricultural Industry

 

August 11, 2021



Perhaps one of the most personal decisions you can make every day is deciding what to eat. But what happens when multinational corporations in the agricultural industry take that power away from the individual by using their size, wealth and power to determine the price and selection on our grocery shelves?

For these conglomerates to influence what we consume, they first need to control the people who produce our food. That is where the corporations’ real power lies: dominating what is grown, how it’s produced and, most critically, how they can make the most money by paying farmers as l...



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