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Darvin Bentlage

Darvin Bentlage

Darvin Bentlage is a fourth-generation cattle and grain farmer from Barton County, Missouri, and is a member of Missouri Rural Crisis Center.

COMMENTARY
workers at an Iowa meatpacking plant

Just four meatpackers control 85% of the market. Cattlemen like me need a voice.

By: - November 10, 2022

In the last two decades, hundreds of thousands of U.S. cattle producers have gone out of business, and we are currently losing 40 operations per day by some estimates. Just in the last two years, around 1,700 small feedlots run by independent family farmers were put out of business because of corporate consolidation. This has […]