Rising pressure to target beef price-fixing

Rising pressure to target beef price-fixing

RYAN MCCRIMMON

Poltico

Western and Midwestern members of both parties have pointed to disparity in the prices fetched by cattle producers compared with large meat processors as a sign of possible market manipulation. Grassley said the recent drop in cattle futures “may be understandable under normal situations, but this is happening as Americans bought 77 percent more meat in the month of March.”

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