Monthly archives: May, 2015

Local View: Raise a generation of gardeners…building a secure food supply belongs at the top of our community agenda

Lincoln Journal Star Sunday, May 24, 2015 Local View: Raise a generation of gardeners By TIM RINNE It’s a long-standing habit of mine. Three or more times a day, you’ll find me eating — stuffing my face until my stomach tells me I’m full. And, it turns out, I’m not alone. Everybody does it. We’re



10 COOL Things the House Agriculture Committee Got Wrong

10 COOL Things the House Agriculture Committee Got Wrong Billings, Mont. – Just days before the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its fourth ruling against the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee (Committee) issued a news release titled, "10 COOL Things to Know." According to R-CALF USA, the Committee’s



Agricultural Policy Analysis Center — Record avian flu outbreak hit turkey and chicken layer flocks

Record avian flu outbreak hit turkey and chicken layer flocks The US has been hit with an avian influenza outbreak that, as of Thursday, May 7, 2015, involved 142 flocks and nearly 30 million birds. This is the largest outbreak the US has experienced and there are no signs that the death rate will stop



Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO May 22, 2015 10:26 am FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, customers walk outside of a Wal-Mart store in San Jose, Calif. Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in



Keep COOL! Contact your legislator TODAY!

Dear Mike, One of the laws that WORC members care most about is under attack in Congress. The House of Representatives will vote soon on a bill to repeal the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law for beef, pork and chicken. Will you contact your Representative today and urge him or her to oppose this attack on



West Virginia Poultry Grower, Sues Pilgrim’s Pride (JBS) for Wrongful, Intentional, Malicious and Unlawful Act s

DOYLE, BARLOW & MAZARD PLLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW 1110 VERMONT AVE, N.W. 202-589-1834 SUITE 715 FAX 202-589-1819 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005-3314 www.dbmlawgroup.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M&M Poultry Inc., a West Virginia Poultry Grower, Sues Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation for Wrongful, Intentional, Malicious and Unlawful Acts that Drove the Poultry Grower Out of Business WASHINGTON DC



JBS post huge profits while poultry growers suffer…

JBS still making record profits of over $2.5 billion but not sharing a dime with their poultry growers who are approaching 20 years with essentially no increase in pay. MW 8 reasons JBS is happy with first quarter of FY 2015 Multi-protein company reports positive financial results for first quarter Release Date: 2015-05-15 JBS SA,



Water forum targets pumping in Colorado — Goodland lawmaker seeks to gather input that will help ‘preserve’ the Ogallala (Aquifer) for future users’

Water forum targets pumping in Colorado Goodland lawmaker seeks to gather input that will help ‘preserve’ the Ogallala (Aquifer) for future users’ By TIM UNRUH Salina Journal Apr 4, 2015 ST. FRANCIS — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and a few water-conscious underlings plan to discuss with locals Tuesday in St. Francis how water is being



Where Did It All Go? By Lee Pitts — Cattlemen feel swindled by NCBA’s rigged game…

Where Did It All Go? Lee Pitts, Livestock Market Digest Sometimes you have to really dig to find a story. And then sometimes it finds you. In the past few weeks I’ve received several phone calls from people associated with the beef checkoff. This alone is a minor miracle because I haven’t exactly been on



Tyson Foods Sued Over Tournament System Irregularities

Tyson Foods Sued Over Tournament System Irregularities 05/18/2015 05:43 PM Several western Kentucky poultry growers are accusing Tyson Foods of rigging a system used to determine how much they’re paid. Ten farmers sued the company in Hopkins County, claiming a tournament system used to pay them is being used against them. Every tournament has rules.