Concentration in U.S. Meatpacking Industry and How It Affects Competition and Cattle Prices

Meatpacking is a concentrated industry, with a few firms accounting for most production. Across the entire U.S. economy as well as in agribusiness, industry concentration has reemerged as a policy issue.

Congress Could Beef Up Meatpacking Oversight This Fall. But Obstacles To Enforcement Remain

At a time when there’s greater scrutiny at the federal level on consolidation in the meatpacking industry, the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022 would create an Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters in the U.S. Department of Agriculture tasked with enforcing the 1921 law.

Smithfield Foods to Close Bulk of Operation in Beaver County, Utah Impacting Estimated 250+ Workers

June 21, 2022 Ashley Imlay,

Smithfield Foods announced Friday it is closing the majority of its operation in Beaver County, prompting an outcry from the rural community.

Meat Processing Plant to be Build South of Rapid City

May 31, 2022 Nick Nelson, KOTA

Kingsbury & Associates, along with Sirius Realty plan on constructing an 8 thousand head per day packing plant off Highway 79 just south of Rapid City. It will process beef, and will have a bison line as well.

Meatpacking CEOs Set to Take Heat From Congress Amid Soaring Prices

April 28, 2022 TOBIAS BURNS, The Hill

The CEOs of several meatpacking companies are expected to come under tough questioning from lawmakers Wednesday at a House hearing where soaring food prices are likely to take center stage.