National Farmers Union Plans To Fight Monopolies In Agriculture

National Farmers Union (NFU), a national organization advocating on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities, launched Fairness for Farmers. 

The campaign seeks to rally Americans to urge their Congressional leaders and the Biden administration to take concrete steps to curtail consolidation in agriculture, which negatively impacts farmers, ranchers and consumers. 

At Thursday’s, September 23, press conference, NFU President Rob Larew, Montana Farmers Union President Walter Schweitzer, and Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish, were joined by Montana Sen. John Tester and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, both leaders for strengthening America’s antitrust laws, and protecting working families.

“Today, we launched the Fairness for Farmers campaign. This endeavor has clear goals: to curtail consolidation in agriculture and bust the monopolies, which hurts farmers, ranchers and consumers,” said Rob Larew, NFU president. He added: “We launched Fairness for Farmers because we have a president who is committed to taking on the challenge of fighting consolidation in agriculture. We are all buoyed by President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on ‘Promoting Competition in the Marketplace’ — a commitment from his administration to restore fairness to our economy.”

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