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Contract Farming Breeds Big Problems for Growers
Author Randi Ilyse Roth
Year 1992
Organization Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc
Contract farming and vertical integration in agriculture raise troubling issues. Some of those issues, including concerns about food safety, are very important to consumers. Some, including concerns about terrible conditions in processing plants, are very important to labor. Others, which focus on fraud, deception, and manipulation in the contracting arrangements, are very important to growers. This article focuses on the growers' concerns, with a special emphasis on the concerns of poultry growers.