Thursday, April 22, 2010

Are Agriculture Producers Captive to Big Business?

Anyone see this segment on KFBB? It seems that Montana agriculture producers are constantly being faced with a limited number of vendors and suppliers with which to do business which in turns escalates their costs. What do you think can or should be done about this in the upcoming Montana legislative session?


  1. HELLO, IT IS CALLED A, kiddos not the game...

    mo·nop·o·ly: \mə-ˈnä-p(ə-)lē\
    1 : exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply, or concerted action
    2 : exclusive possession or control
    3 : a commodity controlled by one party
    4 : one that has a monopoly

    After watching the KFBB clip you will see that definition number three is the best explanation of what is going on in Montana. Many have forgotten we have anti-trust laws on the books already but who is responsible for enforcing them? I'm reminded of the "Five W, How questions" concerning this subject that so GREATLY affects all Montanans...

    Which laws are big business so blatantly thumbing their noses at?

    Why has this been allowed to happen?

    Who is responsible for letting this happen?

    When are we going to take the necessary action to correct this?

    Where will Montana's farmers and rancher's be in three years if we continue to IDLY STAND BY and let this happen?

    How can we correct this before anymore of Montana's farmers and ranchers, and the various industries dependent upon them, get run out of business by big business?

    Can anyone UNBIASEDLY answer these questions?

  2. We are all Captive to big business and corporate greed but our polliticians do not care as long as the money keeps making it way under the table.