Monthly archives: January, 2014

NOBULL: Company Shareholders Vote Down GMO Labeling Proposal — The lie avoids the light…

Company Shareholders Vote Down GMO Labeling Proposal January 28, 2014 By: Rhonda Brooks, Farm Journal Seeds & Production Editor Monsanto shareholders voted down a proposal today that would have required the company to provide a report related to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering. A final tally showed that only 4.16% of shareholder votes



NOBULL: Texas Ranchers at Odds on Labeling Livestock’s Mexican Roots

Bloomberg News Texas Ranchers at Odds on Labeling Livestock’s Mexican Roots By Alan Bjerga Jan 27, 2014 12:23 PM MT Save Photographer: Mira Oberman/AFP via Getty Images Cattle at a Richmond, Texas ranch on Oct. 6, 2011. Ranch manager Ty Keeling trucks young cattle from as far south as Veracruz,Mexico — a 30-hour journey along cactus-lined highways —



NOBULL: Montana Cattlemen’s Association seeking vote on the Beef Checkoff Program

Montana Cattlemen’s Association Press Release Release Date: January 20, 2014 Contact person: Dennis McDonald (406) 537-2333 Email: mca@wildblue.net CHECKOFF REFERENDUM The Montana Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) has formed a committee to evaluate the feasibility of leading a nationwide petition drive seeking a vote on the Beef Checkoff Program. MCA is concerned that since the passage of



NOBULL: Voters may get to weigh in on ag animal issues

Voters may get to weigh in on ag animal issues 1/27/2014 By Marianne Goodland The Colorado Statesman Animal rights activists who want voters to ban certain livestock procedures may have to contend with a bill at the state capitol that could rein in some of their tactics. Ballot measures to ban or limit the practice



NOBULL: Beyond ‘Got Milk’: Small Farmers Don’t Like Where Their Ad Money Is Going

Beyond ‘Got Milk’: Small Farmers Don’t Like Where Their Ad Money Is Going By Andrew Martin | January 29, 2014 Federal checkoff programs—better known to consumers from slogans such as “The Incredible Edible Egg,” “Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner” and “Pork, the Other White Meat”—were created so that farmers could pool their resources to research



NOBULL: Revolutionary “Cottage Food” Law Proposed in Virginia — Eat Free Or Die!

Bill would exempt ALL homemade foods from regulation, including perishable foods A proposed cottage-food law in Virginia attempts to go farther than any cottage-food law has gone before. If passed, it would exempt virtually all homemade – or small-farm-made – foods from regulation, provided the foods are sold directly from producer to consumer, in face-to-face



NOBULL: Politico: “Beef lobby loses push to repeal labeling rules”

Beef lobby loses push to repeal labeling rules By: David Rogers January 27, 2014 12:25 PM EST The powerful beef industry lobby lost Monday in its bid to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules as part of the new farm bill being negotiated in Congress. Shortly after, a top official came out swinging, putting the blame



NOBULL: NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

For Immediate Release                                                         Contact:  Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191 Jan. 27, 2014                                                                                                       maugusto@nfudc.org NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s release of its report on The Agricultural Act of 2014: “Upon



NOBULL: Shareholders Join Farmers & Experts to Push Resolution at Monsanto AGM Demanding Greater Transparency on GMO Products

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Monday, 27 January 2014 CONTACT: Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 : brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com Paul Towers : 916-216-1082 : ptowers@panna.org Anna Ghosh : 510-922-0075 : aghosh@fwwatch.org Tracy Geraghty : 707-738-5735 : tracy@harringtoninvestments.com At Monsanto’s Annual General Meeting, Shareholders, Farmers and Food Experts Push Resolution Demanding Greater Transparency on GMO Products PRESS CALL: Shareholders, Farmers and



NOBULL: Group Applauds Preservation of COOL and Packers & Stockyards Act Enforcement in 2014 Farm Bill

Group Applauds Preservation of COOL and Packers & Stockyards Act Enforcement in 2014 Farm Bill Washington, D.C. – Today, after longer than two years of congressional debate, the members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee issued their Farm Bill Conference Report that will now be voted on by both Houses of Congress. Despite a well-funded