“We need more small plants!”—-The tiny violin solo of the beef industry. To start: there are 853ish USDA beef kill plants in the US, the big four run 27 of them.
Can we define what constitutes a family farm? A multigenerational row crop family in Illinois with 15,000 acres would call themselves as a family farm. So would a 10,000 cow dairy or an organic vegetable gardener.
Mounting evidence connects R-CALF and Organization for Competitive Markets With the Humane Society of the United States.