Kentucky officials insist on need for beef sector price investigation

Government officials in Kentucky have joined others in the beef cattle sector requesting an investigation on price manipulation in the industry.

In a letter the state’s ag commissioner and attorney general say that consumer demand remains steady but prices paid to producers dwindles. In the largest beef cattle state East of the Mississippi River, consumers are paying more for the product while farmers do not see the trend playing into their wallets.

Some legislators join the effort writing from personal experience as cattlemen themselves.

“Kentucky’s cattle producers deserve answers about why they are continuing to make less, even as the price of beef increases. I’m appreciative of this bipartisan coalition asking the DoJ to investigate on behalf of Kentuckians,” State Attorney General Daniel Cameron said.