Fox News: Chicken farmer to Trump: We voted for you, now we need your help

By Mike Weaver Published April 27, 2017 I am a chicken farmer in West Virginia. I’ve been a farmer all my life and have raised chickens for almost 15 years under contract. I am writing this open letter to you because farmers and ranchers need your help badly. I voted for you and supported your




OCM: Over 250,000 Farmers, Organizations, and Businesses Urge Congress to Pass Meaningful Checkoff Program Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2017 Media Contacts: Bill Bullard, 406-252-2516, billbullard@r-calfusa.com Angela Huffman, 614-390-7552, ahuffman@competitivemarkets.com Over 250,000 Farmers, Organizations, and Businesses Urge Congress to Pass Meaningful Checkoff Program Reform WASHINGTON, D.C. – In letters to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, more than 80 organizations, representing over 250,000 ranchers, farmers and businesses called




New Food Economy – On Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula, an emerging trend of anti-CAFO zoning laws

On Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula, an emerging trend of anti-CAFO zoning laws April 25th , 2017 by Joe Fassler Commissioners in Worcester County, Maryland, on Tuesday unanimously voted to make things tougher on one of its largest employers: the local chicken industry. By passing County Bill 17-3, which creates a separate, more stringent zoning classification for



Cargill to sell remaining two feedyards in Colorado, Kansas

Cargill to sell remaining two feedyards in Colorado, Kansas Company redeploying working capital to fuel additional protein business growth. Apr 26, 2017 Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feedyards at Leoti, Kan., and Yuma, Colo., to Omaha, Neb.-based Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer with existing feedyards in Kismet,



The Washington Post: Trump’s sudden preoccupation with Canadian milk, explained

By Caitlin Dewey April 25 at 2:18 PM President Trump is escalating his tough talk on Canada, vowing to fight that country’s trade stance on milk after the Commerce Department imposed a punishing tariff on Canadian softwood lumber on Monday. On Twitter Tuesday morning, Trump said that “Canada has made business for our dairy farmers


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The Fence Post: Five of the ‘Big 6’ agricultural corporations looking to merge

April 24, 2017 Five of the ‘Big 6’ agricultural corporations looking to merge Getty Images/iStockphoto | iStockphoto Green corn plants.Sunrise over the field. Mergers between five of the "Big Six" agricultural chemical and seed corporations — Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Pioneer; ChemChina and Syngenta; Bayer and Monsanto — are raising concerns for farmers nationwide.



Trump Gave UT More Lucrative Govt Contracts Despite Offshoring

Huffington Post United Technologies Just Got More Lucrative Government Contracts After Offshoring 1,000 Carrier Jobs to Mexico 04/25/2017 10:14 am ET Lori Wallach, Contributor Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Director Why Isn’t Trump Even Doing the Obvious to Stop Job Offshoring? United Technologies, the firm President Donald Trump spotlighted with his threat to punish companies



Grist.org: None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

By David Roberts on Apr 17, 2013 The notion of “externalities” has become familiar in environmental circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those businesses. For instance, industrial processes can put pollutants in the air that increase public health costs, but the public, not the polluting businesses, picks



APAC: Bankers’ & views on farm credit conditions

Bankers’ & views on farm credit conditions In our recent meetings with farm groups, one topic that regularly came up was farm operating loans. Nearly everyone had a story to tell. Some knew of neighbors who were unable to get financing for the 2017 crop. Others heard that bankers had told a neighbor that they



Denver Post: Help wanted: Northern Colorado agriculture producers struggle to find U.S. workers

By Greeley Tribune | The Greeley Tribune April 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm When Robert Kraft wakes up, usually before sunrise, the first thing he thinks about is his dairy. There’s always a lot to do. He’s the owner of Kraft Family Farms, a dairy in Fort Morgan. The day can start in a number