Excellent Article on the Plight of th...

Excellent Article on the Plight of the American Poultry Farmer

SouthArkFarmersD aughter

Arlington, TX

#1 Jun 22, 2011
The title says it all "The Serfs of Arkansas". Even though at first this article focuses on an immigrant farmer, the reporter does a great job of analzying what's going on in the poultry industry.
http://prospect.org/cs/articles...
ole gimp

El Dorado, AR

#2 Jun 22, 2011
This is a good artile. It is a good start at exposing these integrators. The lies that they use, and the propaganda that they feed to their farmers who are currently still growing is an obsenity. These companies will say and do anything to maintain their strangle hold on the farmers who only wanted to make a better life for themsleves, and their families.
Friend

Corbin, KY

#3 Jun 23, 2011
The article was great. I just can't understand why the newspapers and TV have not jumped on this situation and reported more about it. Are they afraid to offend of Pilgrims or Tysons? I would like to see all of this on the news every day. Then maybe things would change. Then maybe outsiders would understand what the growers have experienced instead of blaming the growers. There has been nothing reported about the lawsuit since it started, only the first day saying that it was starting.
ole gimp

El Dorado, AR

#4 Jun 23, 2011
To understand why these Newspapers, and Television News, and even radio News reporters, shy away from speaking out about these things is that it is much easier not to take a stand. The public is fickle unfortunately. All it takes is a company laying the blame for their pulling out of a community, to the feet of a news personality, and their time as a reporter, or anchor could be damaged or ended. These companies survive, thrive, and do what they do, through fear, and intimidation. They have deep pockets, and friends in high places. There are few politicians who do not benifit from them in some way. When you realize that most politicians are lawyers, who have the mindset, its' not about what is right, or humane, its all about what they can make legal. These companies deep pockets have for some time influenced what is legal, by having high priced lawyers fight against poor farmers, winning cases, and setting Precedence in legal cases. Most often such precedence is never challenged, because it goes against the interests of the deep pockets who fought so hard to achieve it. Poor farmers don't have the money to fight and overturn unjust Precedences.

Since: Aug 10

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#5 Jun 23, 2011
Ole gimp is entirely correct. I have a friend who is a radio personality. I spoke to him about this that Pilgrims Pride has done to El Dorado, and the farmers. He was very reluctant to go on the air and say anything about Pilgrims Pride. He was afraid that Pilgrims would make a scapegoat out of him, and infer some sort of blame for their not coming back to El Dorado, on him, turning those hopeful of jobs against him.

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