Karen Budd-Falen is one of the most respected lawyers in the country when it comes to standing up for Western interests, especially farmers and ranchers.
This week, she’s headlining the Montana Stockgrower’s Association midyear meeting in Lewistown.
She recently returned to her law offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming after a two year stint serving as the Deputy Solicitor for Wildlife and Parks under the Trump Administration.
We caught up with her just before her trip to Montana, and just before our LIVE Montana Talks statewide radio show from the MSGA midyear meeting at the Yogo Inn. Budd-Falen aggressively weighed in on the meatpackers monopolistic practices, and she also weighed in against Biden’s 30×30 environmental initiative.
Karen Budd-Falen on the meatpackers:
People I think are concerned with the packer situation. With JBS shutting down and the packer concentration, that’s also a huge concern for the livestock industry. It looks like packers are making money off of livestock hand over fist. But if you look at the prices of calves, and you look at cow calf operations, we’re barely being able to hang on by our teeth. And so, the only one that’s going to be able to really deal with packer concentration is Congress and I really