Tell elected officials to stop lining the pockets of global corporations at the expense of U.S. taxpayers and family farmers.
It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award $22 million (up from the $5 million previously reported) in U.S. taxpayer funds to corrupt Brazilian-owned meatpacking corporation, JBS, under the bailout program meant to help American farmers hurt by the trade war.
It is a sad day when our own government will open its doors for global meatpacking corporations while keeping them closed during this government shutdown to America’s family farmers. While our elected officials are focused on border security, we are paying foreign countries to capture our food producing and processing infrastructure, extract our resources, and control our food supply.
In November 2018, Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods withdrew its bid for bailout money after a backlash on Capitol Hill over the award. If you don’t think JBS should get bailout money either, let your elected officials know.