Lawyers for America’s largest beef packing companies asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss the class action suit filed against them by a group of ranchers last year.
America’s four largest beef packers face another lawsuit claiming antitrust violations since 2015, this one filed by a California distributor seeking treble damages.
Antitrust lawsuits against several large U.S. pork packers were dismissed on Thursday, while key court dates were set in the antitrust suits against beef packers.
After a software error caused beef carcasses to be inaccurately reported for grades and weights, JBS is a paying a fine and reimbursing producers who were impacted.
USDA intends to reopen the rulemaking process for the “Farmer Fair Practices Rules” in the spring of 2019. The rule will affect how producers work with meatpacking and processing companies.
Chicken growers would have had more leverage in antitrust claims against big agriculture. Now they feel betrayed.
Rural Americans voted for him, but he didn’t return the favor when it came to an Obama rule meant to level the playing field.