Monthly archives: May, 2014

House Appropriations Committee give meat packers permission to crush cattlemen

R-CALF USA Statement on House Appropriations Committee’s Passage of Agriculture Appropriation’s Bill Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee’s passage of the FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. "Today the majority of U.S. Representatives on the House Appropriations Committee have demonstrated



Meat That Tests Positive For E. Coli Is Cooked And Sold In Human And Pet Food — BuzzFeed

Meat That Tests Positive For E. Coli Is Cooked And Sold In Human And Pet Food And this might not be such a bad thing. posted on May 29, 2014, at 12:32 p.m. Deena Shanker BuzzFeed Staff Pre-cooked meat, like the patties used in fast food burgers, may have once tested positive for pathogens such



Food’s Big-Picture Guy – “…a food crisis that is international and systemic…”

Food’s Big-Picture Guy MAY 27, 2014 By Mark Bittman I wish Olivier de Schutter had the power to match the acuity of his analysis, but it’s great that we’ve had an advocate whose vision is as broad as that of the corporations who have for the last 50 years determined global food policy. Since 2008,



Commodity Groups Dismayed Over Japan’s TPP Stance — Japanese minister unwilling to go along with bad trade deal…

Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor Wednesday 5/28/14 Commodity Groups Dismayed Over Japan’s TPP Stance U.S. dairy, pork, rice and wheat groups on Wednesday issued a combined statement expressing their dismay over some statements by Japan’s minister of economic policy at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks earlier this week in Singapore. The International Dairy Foods Association,



Beef banned from Mexico’s World Cup squad ahead of tourney

Beef banned from Mexico’s World Cup squad ahead of tourney By Michael Fielding on 5/26/2014 There will be no beef on the menu for Mexico’s World Cup squad leading up to the tournament in Brazil, according to a Reuters report. The move comes three years after doping tests on that country’s soccer squad turned up



‘Pink Slime’ Makes Comeback as Beef Prices Spike — WSJ

‘Pink Slime’ Makes Comeback as Beef Prices Spike Surging U.S. Beef Prices Revive Ingredient That Nearly Disappeared Two Years Ago By Jacob Bunge and Kelsey Gee Updated May 23, 2014 6:58 p.m. ET Beef Products Inc. makes finely textured beef from scraps sliced away in meat processing. Dave Eggen for The Wall Street Journal Surging



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Canada says ready to impose tariffs on U.S. goods

Canada says ready to impose tariffs on U.S. goods By Meatingplace Editors on 5/23/2014 Canada’s agriculture minister said his country is ready to impose tariffs on certain U.S. goods as soon it gets approval to do so from the World Trade Organization, the Calgary Herald reported. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was quoted as saying he



Major Victory for Organic Non-GMO Farmers in Southern Oregon

Major Victory for Organic Non-GMO Farmers in Southern Oregon By Jane Ayers, Reader Supported News 21 May 14 ast night’s election results rocked Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley in celebration, as local non-GMO farmers won Measure 15-119, banning all GMOs from the Southern Oregon region of Jackson County. In the adjoining Josephine County, farmers also won



Labor News: Lincoln’s Letter on Corporations – God grant that my fears may prove groundless.

The Labor News November 1, 1888 Lincoln’s Prediction President Lincoln, in answer to a letter from a friend in Illinois, used the following language: “Yes, we may all congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing a close. It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood. The best blood of the flower of