Monthly archives: July, 2013

NOBULL: Only six workers left at Northern Beef Packers

Only six workers left at Northern Beef Packers By Rita Jane Gabbett on 7/25/2013 About 260 workers were laid off this week at Northern Beef Packers, leaving just six employees at the vacant plant, a local executive told Meatingplace. The company’s president, David Palmer, contacted local media to reiterate that he still works for the



NOBULL: 14th Annual Convention Brings in Experts from Across the Country

14th Annual Convention Brings in Experts from Across the Country Pierre, S.D. -R-CALF USA will hold its 14th annual convention here August 2-3 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, located at 920 W Sioux Ave. "We’re very excited to have a number of experts sharing their knowledge and experience with those in attendance," said R-CALF



NOBULL: Secret America Ag Gag Laws — Consumers don’t want to know how their food is produced – really?

Inside: Secret America Ag Gag Laws Related to: Deskilling on the Disassembly Line: Technological Change and Its Consequences in Beef-Packing Since the 1960s Tapeworm Economy Threatens Food Supply



NOBULL: No One Knows How to Stop These Tar-Sands Oil Spills

“In case you’d forgotten, it’s just this kind of tar-sands oil that would be shipped down the middle of America through the Keystone XL pipeline.” No One Knows How to Stop These Tar-Sands Oil Spills John Upton, Grist Upton reports: "An underground oil blowout at a tar-sands operation in Alberta has caused thousands of barrels



NOBULL: Fruits of NAFTA

Fruits of NAFTA Posted July 17, 2013 by Dale Wiehoff Free trade agreements – NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement Miguel Angel Treviño Morales In the early morning hours Monday, on a remote road near the Texas-Mexico border, Mexican marines picked a deadly and rotten piece of fruit when it captured Miguel Angel Treviño Morales,



NOBULL: Ractopamine traces in beef threaten Brazil’s export relationships

Ractopamine traces in beef threaten Brazil’s export relationships By Bob Moser on 7/23/2013 Some in Brazil’s beef processing industry are growing increasingly concerned that the misuse of the beta-agonist ractopamine for cattle fattening may threaten the industry’s current and future export sales, with at least eight major export markets currently prohibiting its use, reports Valor



NOBULL: S. Dakota branded-beef program fails to meet expectations – Northern Beef files bankrupcy

Monday, July 22, 2013 9:31 AM S. Dakota branded-beef program fails to meet expectations By CHET BROKAW Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Launched with great hopes and fanfare eight years ago, the South Dakota Certified Beef program has so far fallen short of its goal of helping farmers and ranchers sell state-branded beef as



NOBULL: Our Coming Food Crisis – NYTimes.com

Our Coming Food Crisis By GARY PAUL NABHAN Published: July 21, 2013 178 Comments TUCSON, Ariz. — THIS summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. Situated in Death Valley, it last made news in 1913, when it set the record for the world’s hottest recorded temperature,



NOBULL: How Keystone Pipeline Would Raise Gas Prices

Finally, the true motive for the Keystone Pipeline is being exposed – export! Paul FOCUS: Charles Pierce | How The Keystone Pipeline Would Raise Gas Prices Charles Pierce, Esquire Pierce writes: "One of the major arguments proposed for building the Keystone XL pipeline, the death-funnel through the spine of the country that will bring the



NOBULL: Cattle producers want to get rid of new meat labels — NOT TRUE!

NCBA does NOT represent cattle producers. They are toadies for global meat packers that profit from consumers not knowing where meat comes from. Mike Callicrate Posted on Mon, Jul. 22, 2013 Cattle producers want to get rid of new meat labels By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Washington Bureau After surviving years of drought and watching the