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Killing Competition with Captive Supplies: A Special Report on How Meat Packers are Forcing Independent Family Hog Farmers out of the Market
Killing Competition with Captive Supplies: A Special Report on How Meat Packers are Forcing Independent Family Hog Farmers out of the Market
 
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 47
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 075670734X

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Anne de Meurisse (au); Brian DeVore (ed). Investigates the hog industry from three perspectives: farmers’ experiences, economic analyses of trends in livestock markets, & policy review of Federal legislation & rules regarding livestock marketing issues. Interviews were conducted with 28 independent hog farmers in IA, MN, & SD to document the problems that family farm hog producers have in finding competitive markets for their livestock. Chapters: farmers’ experiences -- patterns of market discrimination; economic impact of packer concentration & vertical coordination on family farm livestock production; legal authority for regulating packer practices & price reporting; & recommendations.

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