Eric Hedrick was once the largest Pilgrim’s Pride poultry grower in West Virginia. He has also been an outspoken opponent of contract growing and an advocate for GIPSA reform. Consequently, he has become the target of retaliation. Eric likens poultry growing to a “lifetime of servitude.” He describes a perilous situation where few growers are willing to speak up due to the power the poultry companies. Fortunately, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) levels the playing field by representing Eric in court and in the media.
To learn more about Eric’s story and legal claims, read his 2018 Complaint (PDF).