Monthly archives: November, 2014

Robert Kenner Films – Merchants of Doubt

Go to: http://robertkennerfilms.com/ See info on new film: Merchants of Doubt



Landrieu’s Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short

Landrieu’s Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short Posted: 11/18/2014 WASHINGTON – After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline, dashing hopes of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to add the vote to her list of accomplishments heading into a tough



CBS – Former football player turns to farming

Former football player turns to farming November 16, 2014 – Jason Brown, one of the best centers in the NFL, quit football to be a plain ol’ farmer, even though he’d never farmed a day a in his life. Thanks to Youtube and some good advice from other farmers in Louisburg, North Carolina, this week



OCM sues USDA for Beef Checkoff audit records

OCM sues USDA for Beef Checkoff audit records By Tom Johnston on 11/14/2014 The Organization for Competitive Markets is suing USDA’s Office of Inspector General for its alleged failure to fulfill the organization’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for tens of thousands of pages of information on the government’s 2011 audit of the Beef



Viewpoint of Former USDA AMS Official turned meat packer executive on beef checkoff

North American Meat Association November 10, 2014 Beef Promotion, Research, and Information Order Research and Promotion Division Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA Room 2096-S, STOP 0249 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250-0249 The Notice of Proposed Rule Making, published today in the Federal Register, by the Agricultural Marketing Service of



Sysco sets a second Latin American investment for 2014 — Establishing a global monopoly…

Sysco sets a second Latin American investment for 2014 By Chris Scott on 11/13/2014 Sysco Corp. is awaiting regulatory permission from the Mexican government before it can complete the purchase of a 50-percent stake in Pacific Star Foodservice, a foodservice distributor serving several markets in Mexico. Houston-based Sysco will pay an undisclosed price for the



Modeling world food production needs in 2050

Modeling world food production needs in 2050 The challenge of feeding an additional 2 billion people by 2050 has generated considerable discussion since 2009 when the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) suggested that we would need to increase agricultural production by 70 percent over the 2005-2007 period level to feed 9 billion in



Checkoff Lawsuit Seeks to Uncover Why OIG Did an About-Face

Checkoff Lawsuit Seeks to Uncover Why OIG Did an About-Face Billings, Mont. – In a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Organization for Competitive Markets v. Office of Inspector General, the plaintiff alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is unlawfully withholding



USDA Stonewalling Cattlemen – OCM Files Complaint

November 11, 2014 For Immediate Release USDA Stonewalling Cattlemen – OCM Files Complaint Today, the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) filed a complaint for injunctive relief, demanding the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Agriculture make a final determination and release all required records related to a 2013 FOIA (Freedom of Information



Big Meat flexes its muscles — TPP will attack policies that protect farmers, consumers and democratic local control

Big Meat flexes its muscles Posted November 6, 2014 by Ben Lilliston Used under creative commons license from Mark Roy. It wasn’t the subject of a barrage of campaign ads this past month, nor has it been widely reported in the media or even debated much in the halls of Congress but new rules are