Opinion: Are the U.S. chicken and pork industries rigged?

Have you ever wondered why all the gasoline stations in your neighborhood more often than not are selling fuel at the exact same price? A few summers ago I was traveling through Michigan when I needed gas.  I pulled into a Mom-and-Pop and filled up for $1.91 a gallon which I thought was a good price given a few stations I passed with gas over two bucks. As I went inside to pay I overheard this conversation on the phone from what turned out was the station owner:

“… well Shell was one-ninety-one yesterday … same at BP …