It’s not often the beef industry is united behind a common idea, but that’s just what is happening as that industry seeks congressional intervention in the marketplace, namely the fundamentals behind the fact processors continue to make high profits on surging consumer demand while cattle feeders continue to lose money. Leaders of groups commonly opposing one another, including American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, R-CALF USA, National Farmers Union and U.S. Cattlemen’s Association issued a statement Monday expressing angst about the marketplace, namely packer concentration and a lack of pricing transparency. Meanwhile, dairy industry officials are requesting similar intervention on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, only with trade representatives who they say aren’t addressing a tariff-rate quota dispute settlement with the Canadian government. See more on the beef situation and the dairy discussions underway.