Broiler Contract Farming: Disadvantages

Monopoly producers squeeze farmers into disadvantageous arrangements with unfair bargaining power.

“More than 97% of chicken farmers in the US work under contract with a big producer. A farmer can choose to work independently and sell chickens to a company for processing or directly to retailers and consumers, but these farmers are at an “extreme disadvantage,” said Lee, since most chicken processing plants are owned by producers.”

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