Monthly archives: January, 2013

NOBULL: DoJ Blocks InBev takeover of Modelo — The deal “would result in less competition and higher beer prices for American consumers.”

“The Justice Department said it filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to prevent the companies from merging. The deal "would result in less competition and higher beer prices for American consumers," said the department’s antitrust chief, Bill Baer.” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323701904578275821720321186.html



NOBULL: Fertilizer cartel gets off with paying a pittance for massive price fixing

See attached file. Fertilizer cartel gets off with paying a pittance for their price fixing. Mike Callicrate Ranch Foods Direct 2901 N. El Paso Colorado Springs, CO 80907 719-473-2306 www.MikeCallicrate.com http://Nobull.MikeCallicrate.com/Subscribe/ MLex_Content.pdf



NOBULL: 130131 TLBrief | Ag still has reg concerns | US Meat Imports Up 30% | Ban tail docking? Some are. | U.S. farm loans go private | New ID rules March 11 | Corn cost & Soy lie

Beef 01/31/13 – Cattle higher, Hogs firm 01/31/13 – Ag still has reg concerns 01/31/13 – Cattle growers adapt 01/31/13 – Costs change meat consumption 01/31/13 – New ID rules March 11 01/31/13 – The Horsemeat as Beef Problem 01/31/13 – Tornado Threatens Cattle, Chic 01/31/13 – U.S. farm loans go private 01/31/13 – US



NOBULL: Rising Concentration, Rising Farm Costs — Daily Yonder

Rising Concentration, Rising Farm Costs By Keith Fugli The cost of buying the things needed to produce crops – seed, fertilizer, farm machinery – has been rising faster than what the crops will bring at the farm gate. A new report finds that one reason for this imbalance is that the producers of these "inputs"



NOBULL: FSIS Announces Major Cut in Import Inspections Four Years After It Took Effect

January 25th, 2013 FSIS Announces Major Cut in Import Inspections Four Years After It Took Effect Advocacy Group Says Public Comment on Gutted Import Safety Inspections “Too Little, Too Late”; Chinese Poultry Soon to Come Under “Self-Reported” Inspections Washington, D.C. – Today, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a Notice in the Federal



NOBULL: What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger — Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but by a scarcity of democracy.

What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that. by Frances Moore Lappé posted Jan 25, 2013 Photo by Tilman Cornelius Dette. In



Nobull: Selling off farmland to corporations makes all of us slaves

The swelling farmers’ protest against the Polish government’s sell-off of prime Polish farmland to foreign multi-national corporations, has now spread to five Polish provinces. Farmers are demanding – An end to “land grabbing” by a collusion between the Polish government and foreign corporations A ban, by law, of the planting and trading of GM seeds



NOBULL: USDA cuts safety audits on imported meat U.S. HACCP for foreign meat plants means self-inspection

USDA cuts safety audits on imported meat Dow Jones Newswires 01/25/2013 @ 2:08pm The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cut the number of food safety audits it conducts on foreign countries that ship meat to the U.S. as part of an overhaul that the agency says will allow it to focus on the riskiest imports.



NOBULL: Japan widens access to U.S. beef

Japan widens access to U.S. beef By Tom Johnston on 1/28/2013 Japan and the United States have agreed to a new deal that will vastly widen access to U.S. beef exports to that country, effective Feb. 1, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. Under the new terms, Tokyo will



NOBULL: Reporting Factory Farm Abuses To Be Acts of Terrorism — Six states now have Ag-Gag laws

Shocking: Reporting Factory Farm Abuses to be Considered "Act of Terrorism" If New Laws Pass Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins, AlterNet Three states are the latest states to introduce Ag-Gag laws and lawmakers in 10 other states introduced similar bills in 2011-2012. READ MORE»