Stockgrowers tweet to Trump to investigate beef pricing


October 7, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Cattle cross the road in Beaver Creek Park Sept. 4. Local agricultural producers joined a nationwide Twitter campaign to ask the federal government to investigate if meat packers are unfairly controlling the market on beef.

Local stockgrowers joined a nationwide Twitter campaign Sept. 23 through Sept. 27 , #FairCattleMarkets, to get the attention of President Donald Trump.

"Overall, I think it has been a real success," said North Central Montana Stockgrowers Association President Dana Darlington, a fourth-generation rancher out of Big Sandy. "I don't know what benefits we are going to see out of it yet, but it definitely was a nationwide campaign to call attention to what we feel is an unjust market share."

Billings rancher, auctioneer and Western Ag Reporter Publisher Joe Goggins started the #FairCattleMa...

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