Fast Ones Friday

Fast One: The Department of Justice completed it’s series of agriculture antitrust workshops. What this means to you: The USDA is, hopefully, finally starting to understand that having 1 company own the majority of seeds and 4 companies supplying the vast majority of meat, poultry, dairy, or eggs is a really bad idea. Watch the trials yourself, starting here. Profit margins for farmers are often a penny on the dollar to farmers if they have to sell through buyers like Tyson, Monsanto, or Horizon. Be a rebel in an effective way, folks: buying local is voting with your dollar, it’s sending message to the USDA that it’s time to break up some of these companies.

This is all I’m going to say on food politics today, because hopefully you can use the extra time not reading my two cents to watch for yourself what is going on.

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