Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement after securing a commitment from Tyson Foods CEO Donnie King to help Missouri farmers and protect jobs for hard working Missourians.
I spoke with the CEO of Tyson Food today, Donnie King. He told me, first, Tyson is willing to sell its facilities in Dexter and Noel, Missouri to any interested party - including a competitor. I was glad to hear it, because anything less would violate antitrust laws. I hope Tyson…— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 15, 2023
The bottom line is, these facilities need to stay open, these jobs need to be there for workers, and farmers need to be able to keep farming— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 15, 2023
Yesterday, Senator Hawley introduced the The Strengthening Antitrust Enforcement for Meatpacking Act, new legislation that would empower antitrust enforcers to break up giant meatpacking and poultry monopolies and place power back in the hands of Missouri's farmers and workers.