For U.S. presidents, the promise of working hard to improve the livelihoods of American family farms has long been a recurring theme. But as the agricultural industry continues to put a clamp on smaller farms, many have chosen the court of law as their best avenue, alleging that they have fallen victim to suffocating price-fixing strategies by the conglomerates often referred to as Big Agriculture.

With several class action lawsuits against meat processing companies currently pending in U.S. courts and the promise of renewed attention from the Biden administration, family farms are pushing forward on both the litigation and regulatory fronts.