Monthly archives: March, 2015

Sinton Dairy to lay off 120 in Colorado Springs as it ends milk production

Sinton Dairy to lay off 120 in Colorado Springs as it ends milk production By Wayne Heilman • Published: March 17, 2015Advertisement A Colorado Springs business whose roots date back to just a few years after the city’s 1871 founding will undergo a significant downsizing. Sinton Dairy Foods will lay off 120 employees, or two-thirds



WKAR: At MSU, former Missouri Lt. Governor rallies small farmers to fight Big Ag

WED MARCH 11, 2015 At MSU, former Missouri Lt. Governor rallies small farmers to fight Big Ag ByKEVIN LAVERY Joe Maxwell Credit http://www.humanesociety.org/ Listen 6:07 Michigan State University has always been known for its strong Agriculture and Natural Resources programs. The university is in the midst of its 100th annual ANR Week, which showcases the



Danahey.com: Interview with Merchants of Doubt film maker, Robert Kenner – Listen to the song at the end, “That was the week”



The Register’s Editorial: Livestock confinements need local control

The Register’s Editorial: Livestock confinements need local control February 15, 2015 Sioux County in northwest Iowa has 1.2 million hogs. Nearby Dickinson County is home to 43,000 hogs. That is not the only difference between the two counties. While Sioux County is apparently comfortable with having the equivalent of 35 hogs for every resident of



32 Groups Denounce Beef Checkoff MOU; Call for Investigation into Unlawful Use of Checkoff Funds

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the U.S.Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release March 16, 2015 32 Groups Denounce Beef Checkoff MOU; Call for Investigation into Unlawful Use of Checkoff Funds Billings, Mont. – Today 32 groups sent a letter urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the chairmen and ranking members of both the



The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture, By John Ikerd

The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture By John Ikerd | March/April 2015 This article is from the March/April 2015 issue. Subscribe Now at a 30% discount. Americans are being subjected to an ongoing multimillion-dollar propaganda campaign designed to “increase confidence and trust in today’s agriculture.” Food Dialogues, just one example of this broader trend, is



Inside US Trade – USDA Official Signals Dept. Will Miss Deadline For COOL Report

Inside U.S. Trade – 03/13/2015 USDA Official Signals Dept. Will Miss Deadline For COOL Report Posted: March 12, 2015 A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) official indicated last week that the department will not provide Congress on May 1 with recommendations on how to bring the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) regime into compliance with adverse World



Fungus Shown to be Effective Natural Pesticide

Fungus Shown to be Effective Natural Pesticide (Beyond Pesticides, July 9, 2010) Researchers at Swansea University in the UK have discovered a naturally occurring fungus as an alternative to pesticides for a wide range of crops. The fungal biological control agent, Metarhizium anisopliae, performed very well against the larvae of western flower thrips and vine



R-CALF USA Helps Promote COOL to White House Domestic Policy Council

R-CALF USA Helps Promote COOL to White House Domestic Policy Council Washington, D.C. – In a meeting today with White House Domestic Policy Council staff, R-CALF USA and other farm and consumer groups urged that President Obama direct his U.S. Trade Representative, Michael Frohman, and his Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to steadfastly defend the



Food Safety News: Amendments to Nebraska Bill Might be Expansion Card for Smithfield Foods

Amendments to Nebraska Bill Might be Expansion Card for Smithfield Foods Food Safety News By Dan Flynn | March 5, 2015 Recently filed amendment language now pending in the Nebraska Legislature could clear the way for Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods Inc. to own, control, and feed hogs in contract swine operations in the state. The foreign-owned