Monthly archives: June, 2015

R-CALF: President Signs Fast Track Bill that Is Certain to Further Destroy America’s Dwindling Commercial Sheep Industry; Cattle Industry to Follow–

President Signs Fast Track Bill that Is Certain to Further Destroy America’s Dwindling Commercial Sheep Industry; Cattle Industry to Follow Billings, Mont. – According to R-CALF USA, yesterday’s signing of the highly controversial Trade Promotion Authority bill, also known as Fast Track, by President Obama signals a new wave of free trade agreements that will



KLA urges congress to repeal mCOOL — Pic of big meat packer touts…

KLA urges congress to repeal mCOOL KLA president: mCOOL has proven to be a failed experiment Published on June 28th, 2015 Moyer (left) and Roberts. TOPEKA, Kan. — Mandatory country-of-origin labeling (mCOOL) has proven to be a failed experiment. Research has shown no measurable increase in consumer demand to offset the costs absorbed by the



TakePart.com: The Not-So-‘COOL’ Reason You May Soon Not Know Where Your Steak Came From

The Not-So-‘COOL’ Reason You May Soon Not Know Where Your Steak Came From The House has passed a bill to repeal country-of-origin labeling requirements for meat and much more. (Photo: Don Bayley/Getty Images) JUN 29, 2015 Willy Blackmore is TakePart’s Food editor. Cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy—mad cow disease—have been reported in Brazil as recently



R-CALF: Agriculture Secretary Rushes Headlong to Increase Beef Supplies, Lower Cattle Prices, and Jeopardize Heard Health

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the U.S.Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release June 29, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Rushes Headlong to Increase Beef Supplies, Lower Cattle Prices, and Jeopardize Heard Health Billings, Mont. – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack rushed to finalize two proposed rules that would increase imports of fresh beef from 14 states



NFU Extremely Disappointed With APHIS Decision to Allow Importation of Beef from Areas with Foot and Mouth Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome NFU Extremely Disappointed With APHIS Decision to Allow Importation of Beef from Areas with Foot and Mouth Disease WASHINGTON (June 29, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said today that he was extremely disappointed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)



NYT: Sysco Terminates Deal With US Foods

Sysco Terminates Deal With US Foods By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED JUNE 29, 2015 Sysco’s headquarters in Houston. The Federal Trade Commission said Sysco’s merger with US Foods would lead to higher prices and worse service for customers like restaurants and schools. Credit David J. Phillip/Associated Press Sysco said on Monday that it was



Both sides of the Pacific — Via Campesina members oppose TPP

Both sides of the Pacific-Via Campesina members oppose TPP Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 16:19 Joint Press Release against Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) On both sides of the Pacific, peasants, family farmers, and rural workers reject the extension of neoliberal policies (June 15, 2015): We, members of La Via Campesina on both sides of the



Congress Betrays Americans In Repeal of Meat Origin Law, By James Stotts

June 29, 2015 Congress Betrays Americans In Repeal of Meat Origin Law Meat origin information will be hidden from consumers if Congress repeals Country of Origin labeling (COOL). As of June 10, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 2393 which will deny all Americans from knowing where their beef, chicken or pork comes



Cattle Producer Associations Run From Hot to Cold on COOL, By Dan Flynn

Cattle Producer Associations Run From Hot to Cold on COOL By Dan Flynn | June 29, 2015 The move in Congress to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law for beef, pork and chicken is again turning up the fault lines among the three major organizations that represent American cattle producers. While there are numerous state



Food Supplier Sues Egg Farm Alleging Breach of Contract

Food Supplier Sues Egg Farm Alleging Breach of Contract DES MOINES, Iowa — Jun 23, 2015, 5:17 PM ET By DAVID PITT Associated Press A food supplier has filed a lawsuit alleging an Iowa farm breached an egg supply contract after its parent company lost millions of chickens to bird flu. Michael Foods Egg Products