House of Representatives

Fugate Applauds Biden Plan to Help Oklahoma Farmers

1/5/2022 2:54:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City, released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s initiative to restore competition to the meat industry.

“For far too long, Oklahoma’s working farm and ranch families have pinched pennies and cut corners while four corporations have grown wealthy through a near monopoly on meat packaging,” said Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City. “This week’s announcement by President Biden of $1 billion to bolster independent meat packers means more competition for Oklahoma livestock, without increasing consumer costs. That’s a win-win for all Oklahoma families.”

Find out more about the Biden Administration's plan to help farmers and ranchers here: FACT SHEET: The Biden-?Harris Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain