Max Armstrong digs into the challenges posed by the meat packing industry. Max shares the story of Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., who is asking USDA to investigate the closure of packing plants, which has hurt the industry and caused the depopulation of herds. Hagedorn claims that packing plants may be discriminating against family owned farms by processing packer-owned hogs first.
Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.