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11 Attorneys General Seek Probe Into Meatpacking Industry Amid Pandemic

Courtesy of Oxfam America

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has joined 10 other attorneys general who have urged the Justice Department to investigate market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic.

The state attorneys general wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General William Barr that the concentrated market structure of the beef industry makes it particularly susceptible to market manipulation, particularly during times of food insecurity, such as the current COVID-19 crisis.

The letter was also signed by attorneys general in North Dakota, Missouri, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wyoming.

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