Monthly archives: June, 2013

NOBULL: Twenty-Nine House Members Support Mistreatment of Family Farmers and Ranchers

Twenty-Nine House Members Support Mistreatment of Family Farmers and Ranchers Washington, D.C. – A barricade has been erected by the U.S. House of Representatives that supports the mistreatment of U.S. family farmers and ranchers. Up until now the congressional obstruction was carried out secretly behind closed doors. For the first time, however, a roll-call vote



NOBULL: Brazil Regulator Queries JBS on Use of Derivatives

· Updated June 19, 2013, 4:54 p.m. ET Brazil Regulator Queries JBS on Use of Derivatives By ROGERIO JELMAYER SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s securities regulator has expressed concerns about how JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacker by revenue, uses derivatives and has asked for an explanation. Washington Post/Getty Images The Brazilian regulator is looking into JBS’s use



NOBULL: Smithfield workers wary over China deal

Smithfield workers wary over China deal MEAT PROCESSING BEHEMOTHS Shuanghui International, China’s largest pork producer, has agreed to buy U.S.-based Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. Key facts: Gregg Zoroya and Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY9:59 a.m. EDT June 26, 2013 (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY) STORY HIGHLIGHTS · American, Chinese meat processors share



NOBULL: Labor Department to assist Cargill workers who lost jobs — Paying the bills for Cargill…

Labor Department to assist Cargill workers who lost jobs By Rita Jane Gabbett on 6/21/2013 The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a National Emergency Grant of $2,066,314 to provide assistance to more than 320 workers affected by the closure of a Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., plant in Plainview, Texas, which was announced in January.



NOBULL: GM a failing technology in modern agro-ecosystems – study

GM a failing technology in modern agro-ecosystems – study Tuesday, 18 June 2013 21:07 1. GM a failing biotechnology in modern agro-ecosystems 2. Sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest – the paper NOTE: A groundbreaking paper, “Sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest”, by J.A. Heinemann,



NOBULL: NPR: “House Smacks Down Farm Bill, And Farm Lobby, Too”

House Smacks Down Farm Bill, And Farm Lobby, Too by Dan Charles June 20, 2013 6:05 PM i Gracie Shannon-Sanborn, 5, holds a sign as she joins her father Allen Sanborn (L) and members of Progressive Democrats of America at a rally in front of Rep. Henry Waxman’s office on June 17, 2013 in Los



NOBULL: The Problem With How The U.S. Functions – Yep, pretty well says it…

The Problem With How The U.S. Functions



NOBULL: Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi, ranchers, advocates target beef prices in farm bill

Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi, ranchers, advocates target beef prices in farm bill June 16, 2013 By KYLE ROERINK Star-Tribune staff writer Big Ag got a big break in the U.S. Senate’s version of the farm bill, according to Wyoming ranchers and stock grower advocacy groups. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., filed two amendments



Matt: Latest trade news from CPA

Matt, Good visiting with you. Following is a daily news item from CPA. I was a founding member of the organization. It addresses some of gthe issues we discussed. We need to make and grow more things! Mike Callicrate Ranch Foods Direct 2901 N. El Paso Colorado Springs, CO 80907 719-473-2306 www.MikeCallicrate.com http://Nobull.MikeCallicrate.com/Subscribe/ From: Michael



NOBULL: Secret Trade Agreements Threaten Food Safety, Subvert Democracy

Secret Trade Agreements Threaten Food Safety, Subvert Democracy Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association Excerpt: "If you think the U.S. government is doing a sub-par job of keeping your food safe, brace yourself. You could soon be eating imported seafood, beef or chicken products that don’t meet even basic U.S. food safety standards." READ