> From Bill Liebhardt
> Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 14:04:17 -0700
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Bill Liebhardt <email@example.com>
> Subject: hog contracts
> This report in my opinion shows how unsustainable and undemocratic this
> system is. It is about corporate greed and the institutions that are
> supposed to protect and enforce laws looking the other way or not
> laws that are on the books. You have to wonder why this is so. Is it
> because little people do not write campaign checks? Where is the press on
> this? Where are the representatives and senators on this? Are they all
> bought off. We can all do lots of good sustainable ag research but the
> power of money and so called free markets is the overriding theme of the
> times. But free markets as these are now constituted are not fair
> There are a lot more small producers than large-maybe they have to raise
> more hell along with their pigs. I know farmers do not want to get into
> that kind of thing generally but how long are they going to take this kind
> of unfair whipping at the hand of big pork, big corporations and big
> government that apparently looks the other way or actually creates
> conditions that favor this kind of activity. I think they will not have a
> chance by doing what they do-producing low cost pork, because the system
> rigged against them. They need political action and they need to make
> politicians dam uncomfortable.
> I would hope that those of you working on this issue would help to
> some efforts that would take a long term view on getting the govt. to get
> off their collective butts and get some action on the anti trust area.
> Good work on producing this report-it provides a basis to get moving.
> My thoughts at this time.
> Bill Liebhardt
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