Livestock farmers stage protest over beef prices – Retailers “are guilty of using farmer p rofiles to market top quality beef to consumers pretending they are returning a fair price to the farmer.”

Livestock farmers stage protest over beef prices Updated / Sept. 14, 2016 21:37 Around 200 farmers took part in the protest Livestock farmers angry at recent cuts in the amount they receive for their animals have staged a protest at an Aldi supermarket in Co Offaly. They accused retailers and processors of short changing farmers



‘A Five-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply’: Experts Describe Bayer-Monsanto Merger

‘A Five-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply’: Experts Describe Bayer-Monsanto Merger A scary future for farmers around the world. By Katherine Paul / AlterNet September 23, 2016 NEW YORK CITY – MAY 23 2015: environmental activists joined a global day out against Monsanto’s GMO programs & demanding that foods be labeled. Photo Credit: a katz



DeLauro Calls on OSHA to Protect Poultry and Meatpacking Workers Suffering from Serious Occupational Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2016 CONTACT: Ron Boehmer: 202-225-3661 DeLauro Calls on OSHA to Protect Poultry and Meatpacking Workers Suffering from Serious Occupational Hazards WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today wrote to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor to call on the Administration to continue its



Oklahoma Beef Council Investigates Possible Criminal Activity by Former Employee

Oklahoma Beef Council Investigates Possible Criminal Activity by Former Employee Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:41:42 CDT On Wednesday afternoon, we were alerted to an announcement that would be coming from the Oklahoma Beef Council regarding some possible employee wrongdoing. In the statement that was released at 5:30 this afternoon, the Executive Director of the Beef



Western Feedlots shutting down; Canada’s biggest feeder blames ‘headwinds’ in cattle industry

Western Feedlots shutting down; Canada’s biggest feeder blames ‘headwinds’ in cattle industry Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald More from Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald Published on: September 22, 2016 | Last Updated: September 22, 2016 7:57 AM MDT The feedlot west of High River will be shutting down. — Photo by Lorraine Hjalte/Calgary Herald. DATE PUBLISHED JULY



DTN: Ag Consolidation Hearing — Senators Question Proposed Mergers’ Effects

Ag Consolidation Hearing Senators Question Proposed Mergers’ Effects Emily Unglesbee , DTN Staff Reporter 9/20/2016 | 4:36 PM CDT WASHINGTON (DTN) — Senators zoomed in on questions of market competition and fairness in the light of the three major mergers underway during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation in the U.S. seed and agrochemical



Letter from Langdon: Consider the Corporations, By Richard Oswald

Letter from Langdon: Consider the Corporations By Richard Oswald September 21, 2016 Like the lilies of the field, corporations don’t toil. But they sure do spin a good story about their need for mega-mergers to keep profits up. Thank goodness they’ve got farmers to do the work for them. Big corporations are having a hard



UK High Court awards damages to poultry workers who were trafficked and enslaved

UK High Court awards damages to poultry workers who were trafficked and enslaved 14 June 2016 News Six Lithuanian workers who had been trafficked and severely exploited by DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd have been awarded damages at an amount to be decided at a future hearing. The Gangmaster’s Licencing Authority and the Kent police



Is the Harvest Moon Setting on Family Farming?

Is the Harvest Moon Setting on Family Farming? Posted on September 18, 2016 by Mike Callicrate A new kind of merchant, far more powerful, pillages and plunders in today’s world. As harvest progresses across farm and ranch country, the markets have never been more unfair or abusive. What the farmer and rancher receives for their



Potash Corp. and Agrium to Merge, Creating Fertilizer Giant Monopoly

Potash Corp. and Agrium to Merge, Creating Fertilizer Giant Jen Skerritt jenskerritt Simon Casey sjcasey September 12, 2016 — 4:11 AM MDT Updated on September 12, 2016 — 1:15 PM MDT Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc., Canada’s largest fertilizer producers, agreed to an all-share merger to create the world’s largest crop-nutrient supplier