Monthly archives: March, 2014

NOBULL: Some things don’t change – Money and greed lead to corruption…

Some things don’t change Posted on March 31, 2014 by Mike Callicrate Some things don’t change – In 1918 the Federal Trade Commission reported packers were “manipulating markets, restricting flow of foods, controlling the price of dressed meat, defrauding producers and consumers of food, and crushing competition.” Five packers (Armour, Cudahy, Morris, Swift and Wilson)



NOBULL: Marin Sun Farms tries to step out of Rancho’s shadow

Marin Sun Farms tries to step out of Rancho’s shadow By Tom Johnston on 3/28/2014 Marin Sun Farms officials said today they’re looking forward to opening a Petaluma, Calif., plant on April 7 and distancing their company from the former owner shut down for processing diseased animals without federal inspection. In a press conference held



NOBULL: BPI’s defamation suit against ABC News will proceed

BPI’s defamation suit against ABC News will proceed By Lisa M. Keefe on 3/28/2014 A South Dakota state court judge ruled on Thursday to allow most of Beef Products Inc.’s $1.2 billion defamation case against ABC News and others to proceed, rejecting the network’s arguments for dismissal. Judge Cheryle Gering of the Union County Circuit



NOBULL: Brazil Seeks Ban on Monsanto Herbicide Due to Alarming Toxicity Risks

Brazil Seeks Ban on Monsanto Herbicide Due to Alarming Toxicity Risks John Deike EcoWatch / News Analysis Published: Friday 28 March 2014 The actions request a preliminary injunction which would allow the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply to suspend the registration of the products until a final conclusion about their toxicity is reached by



NOBULL: Court Protects Consumers, Upholds Meat Labeling Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2014 Court Protects Consumers, Upholds Meat Labeling Rule The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected a lawsuit challenging new federal rules requiring meat producers to disclose the national origins of meat products. The National Pork Producers Council, the American Meat Institute, and other



NOBULL: Farm, Ranch and Consumer Groups Applaud Federal Appeals Court COOL Ruling

Joint News Release by R-CALF USA, F&WW, SDSGA and WORC For Immediate Release Friday, March 28, 2014 Farm, Ranch and Consumer Groups Applaud Federal Appeals Court COOL Ruling Decision rejects meatpacker demand to halt popular country of origin labels and predicts meatpackers “unlikely to succeed” in overturning COOL Washington, D.C. — Four groups representing, farmers



NOBULL: USDA allows new owner to reopen former Rancho Feeding plant

USDA allows new owner to reopen former Rancho Feeding plant By Tom Johnston on 3/27/2014 USDA has authorized a new owner to reopen a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse shuttered amidst its nationwide recall of beef products believed to have been harvested from diseased cattle and without federal inspection. The San Francisco Bay area’s Marin Sun Farms



NOBULL: Mother Jones: “Are We Becoming China’s Factory Farm?”

Are We Becoming China’s Factory Farm? US hog operations are feeding more than a billion people’s growing appetite for pork. By Tom Philpott | Wed Mar. 26, 2014 3:00 AM PDT



NOBULL: The Politics & Economics of Food – A presentation at Lamar Community College March 2014

The Politics & Economics of Food – A presentation at Lamar Community College March 2014 Posted on March 26, 2014 by Mike Callicrate I studied Animal Science at Lamar Community College in 1972 and 1973 prior to completing my Animal Science degree at Colorado State University. A lot has changed in agriculture as Land Grant



NOBULL: NAMA votes to merge; AMI to vote in April — Sounds like what NCBA did to cattlemen…

NAMA was known to represent the smaller processors, the ones the big packers (AMI) have been putting out of business. “…speak with one voice,” sounds a lot like what the NCBA told cattlemen just before they decimated the cattle industry. MC NAMA votes to merge; AMI to vote in April By Lisa M. Keefe on