Spotlight: Former Tyson Growers Fight For Their Farm
Karen and Mitchell Crutchfield were planning to retire in three years when their farm was paid off. They had put off retirement until after 65 so that could spend their golden years with a small cushion. But a year ago, their dream came crashing down. Not only did the Crutchfields get the rug pulled out from under them, they almost had their entire home and all their land yanked away, when Tyson Chicken dropped their contract.
The Crutchfield’s story is not one that is isolated. This is the reality of what the contract chicken growers go through with corporate meat giants like Tyson, Perdue, Smithfield and a handful of others.
Click here to read more about the Crutchfield’s in a blog written by Scott Edwards of Food and Water Watch, which was published on the Huffington Post last November.