It only took one day for the State of
The agreement stipulates that Hormel contract producers will have a ‘contract producer’s bill of rights’ and the ability to enforce the safeguards in court, including the prospect of receiving attorney fees if they are successful. It also allows Hormel producers to organize and use bargaining associations.
In return for Hormel’s compliance with its commitments under the settlement, the State of
The state has already reached similar agreements with Cargill and Smithfield Foods.
You can read the full release at http://www.iowa.gov/government/ag/latest_news/releases/apr_2006/hormel.html
Iowa Attorney General news release