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  • November 20, 2019 The Denver Channel: Meat packing plant broke law for 5 yrs.

    Colorado regulators are now rethinking how they handled dangerous water discharges from one of the world’s largest meat packers.
  • September 30, 2019 How Beef Companies Use the Checkoff to Squeeze Ranchers

    The checkoff is a federal tax that forces ranchers to pay $1 per head every time cattle are sold, half of which is used in Montana and other states to fund the advertisements of the private, corporate run “state beef councils.” This is a form of compelled speech that is not only regressive — it’s unconstitutional.
  • September 13, 2019 Standing Up to the Chicken Industry’s Abuse of Contract Farmers

    The meat industry flexes its anti-competitive market power in abusive ways. Learn how one Tyson Foods contractor featured in Super Size Me 2 is working with Public Justice to stand up to an unfair system that exploits farmers for profit.


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– Helen Reddout, Community Association for Restoration of the Environment, Public Justice client in Yakima Valley dairy cases

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