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Farmer Whistleblower Testifies Before Congress

Food Integrity Campaign | March 14, 2022

FIC whistleblower client and Mississippi poultry farmer, Trina McClendon, testified before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. She bravely spoke out against the unfair and exploitative tactics poultry companies use to trap farmers in a treadmill of debt. She talked about how consolidation in the poultry industry leads to one-sided contracts, lack of transparency, pay uncertainty, and fear tactics that keep farmers from speaking out.