Monthly archives: December, 2014

Land Grant University Promotion of Industrial Ag — Robert Fraley to Kick Off K-State’s Global Food Systems Lectures

This is precisely how NOT to feed the world… Robert Fraley to Kick Off K-State’s Global Food Systems Lectures 2013 World Food Prize Winner and Monsanto executive vice president and chief technology will be the first speaker for Global Food Systems series. Published on: Dec 31, 2014 Robert Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology



A Kansas Town Rallies for a Modest Lifeline: A Local Grocery Store — NYT

A Kansas Town Rallies for a Modest Lifeline: A Local Grocery Store By MITCH SMITH DEC. 29, 2014 The town of Plains, Kan., which has about 1,150 residents, lost a grocery store in 2001. Credit Craig Hacker for The New York Times PLAINS, Kan. — Here in southwest Kansas, where small communities have struggled since



NFU Opposes Importation of Meat from Areas with Foot and Mouth Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 29, 2014 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome NFU Opposes Importation of Meat from Areas with Foot and Mouth Disease; Says U.S. Must Retain High Standards for Imports WASHINGTON (Dec. 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson urged the U.S. not to resume importation of meat from Northern Argentina



Feds file suit alleging discrimination at JBS plant in Utah

Feds file suit alleging discrimination at JBS plant in Utah By Lisa M. Keefe on 12/29/2014 A lawsuit filed earlier this month by the federal Department of Labor alleged that JBS USA "systematically discriminated against qualified female, Caucasian, African American and Native American applicants seeking entry-level jobs" at the processing giant’s beef-processing plant in Hyrum,



SPECIAL REPORT-Vets face conflicting loyalties to animals, farmers – and drug firms

SPECIAL REPORT-Vets face conflicting loyalties to animals, farmers – and drug firms Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:13am EST By Duff Wilson and Mimi Dwyer Dec 23 (Reuters) – In 2016, a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy will give veterinarians a key role in combating a surge in antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that infect humans. For



Former GIPSA Administrator Calls for Secretary Vilsack’s Resignation

Former GIPSA Administrator Calls for Secretary Vilsack’s Resignation December 22, 2014 Open Letter to Secretary Vilsack J. Dudley Butler Dear Secretary Vilsack, When I first began working for you in May of 2009, I was informed by some of your senior advisors that it was their job to protect your legacy. I informed them that



Central Banks Secretly Controlling all Futures Prices – Chris Powell

Central Banks Secretly Controlling all Futures Prices By Greg Hunter On December 21, 2014 In Market Analysis By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), says recent bombshell evidence shows intense central bank “interventions” at the CME Group, which handles $1 quadrillion ($1,000 trillion) worth of business annually. Powell



Freedom to Farm 1930 – Dedicated to Senator Pat Roberts, the plutocrats friend

Freedom to Farm 1930 – Dedicated to a friend of the plutocrats – Senator Pat Roberts



Carl’s Jr. selling imported “Grass-fed” burgers – Cashing in on telling consumers what they want to hear

“Grass-fed” – Also known as old worn out imported cows and bulls that are really cheap compared to our high quality domestically produced beef. See: Like GM, Food Companies Place Profits Over Safety and Security Posted on June 29, 2014 by Mike Callicrate Our nation’s food system is at risk! # # # In a



Beef Checkoff — What was Vilsack thinking

Folks: One wonders if the Secretary really thought that those who are stealing the checkoff money would get along with those protesting the theft of their money. Obviously, he doesn’t have a passion for fair-play or constructive change, just calm, peace and election to further political offices. So, where are we now? NCBA continues to