“These sweetheart deals for large-volume producers have become commonplace, but no less a violation of the act,” Crabtree told reporter Robert Pore of The Grand Island Independent. “Six cents per pound may not sound like much of a discount, but, for a family farmer with 150 sows in a farrow-to-finish operation, it amounts to receiving $56,000 less annually for hogs of the same quality, simply because he markets fewer hogs. In the end, that’s what this rule needs to put an end to.” —New Livestock Rules Could Change Balance of Power | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural (via mslilyb)
Sweetheart, the Turners will be here any minute now! Did you put the plate of figs under the table?