Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-13373

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Comment Number: AGW-13373

From: tj alme
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 11:03 AM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: "COMMENT"


Legal Policy Section

Antitrust Divisio006E

U.S. Department of Justice

450 5th Street, NW, Suite 11700

Washington, DC20001

“Comments Regarding Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy”

The consolidation of the meat packing and slaughter industry must come to a halt.The cow calf producer is losing money due to the lack of competition of bidders at local auction barns.How come at a time of lower beef prices at the sale barn that the cost of a steak at the supermarket is still at an all-time high?Meat packers should not be able to own cattle for more than 7 days!!I do not understand why over the years the consolidation of the beef packing industry has gone unchecked by our government regulators.

Sincerely,

Thomas J Alme

Cow/calf producer

3739 2nd Ave NE.

Balfour, N.D 58712

Updated April 7, 2016

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