Monthly archives: August, 2015

Ag-gag law in Idaho ruled unconstitutional, by Harwood D. Schaffer & Daryll E. Ray

August 21, 2015 Policy Pennings by Harwood D. Schaffer & Daryll E. Ray Ag-gag law in Idaho ruled unconstitutional Idaho’s law making it a crime to, among other things, “obtain employment in an agricultural production facility for the purpose of making “audio and video recordings of the conduct of [that] facility’s operations” was ruled unconstitutional



Consumer Reports: How Safe Is Your Ground Beef?

How Safe Is Your Ground Beef? If you don’t know how the ground beef you eat was raised, you may be putting yourself at higher risk of illness from dangerous bacteria. You okay with that? By Andrea Rock Last updated: August 24, 2015 The American love affair with ground beef endures. We put it between



Speakers Deliver during R-CALF USA’s 16th Annual Convention

Speakers Deliver during R-CALF USA’s 16th Annual Convention R-CALF USA’s two-day convention in Denver, Colo. was jumpstarted by Angus Mc McIntosh, Ph.D., who has served as an expert witness in nationally renowned private property rights lawsuits. McIntosh provided a detailed analysis of the process the courts have used to confirm that western ranchers have acquired



Let there be light, By Alan Guebert — HSUS exposes Pork Checkoff corruption

Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 Let there be light Alan Guebert On Aug. 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia gave members of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC or Council) and the farmer-directors of the checkoff-collecting National Pork Board (NPB or Board) one



USDA mulls next steps in HSUS suit over pork checkoff

USDA mulls next steps in HSUS suit over pork checkoff By Lisa M. Keefe on 8/18/2015 USDA is weighing at its options now that a federal appeals court has cleard the way for a lawsuit filed in 2012 by an Iowa hog farmer, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) the Iowa Citizens for



Cargill Anhui cleared to export poultry meat to US

Cargill Anhui cleared to export poultry meat to US Written August 13, 2015 Avian InfluenzaChinaIndustry News & TrendsNorth AmericaBusiness & Markets USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has recently confirmed that the poultry veterinary health management system of Anhui province, China, passed the official inspection of the United States and that Cargill Animal Protein



Kansas leaders decry moving Guantanamo prisoners to Kansas … but Hoof and Mouth is ok!

An Roberts has no problem with bringing Hoof and Mouth Disease to the state with the new Bio Lab in Manhattan, KS: Secret U.S. Bio Lab Moving from Plum Island to Kansas Kansas leaders decry moving Guantanamo prisoners to Kansas Reports of Fort Leavenworth being considered for prisoner move draws quick, vehement opposition from Kansas



Courthouse News Service: “Pork Board Must Answer for Spending Millions on Dead Slogan”

Pork Board Must Answer for Spending Millions on Dead Slogan By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN (CN) – With millions still being spent on rights to the dead advertising slogan, "Pork, the Other White Meat," the D.C. Circuit found that a lawsuit over such funding has teeth. The Humane Society brought the lawsuit at issue in 2012, taking



Cargill Anhui cleared to export poultry meat to US

Cargill Anhui cleared to export poultry meat to US Written August 13, 2015 Avian InfluenzaChinaIndustry News & TrendsNorth AmericaBusiness & Markets USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has recently confirmed that the poultry veterinary health management system of Anhui province, China, passed the official inspection of the United States and that Cargill Animal Protein



Richard Oswald discusses the fight for U.S.’s Country of Origin Labeling

Sun, 16 August 2015 Richard Oswald, Harvey Wasserman President of Missouri Farmers Union, Richard Oswald discusses the fight for U.S.’s “Country of Origin Labeling, and nuclear advocate and old friend Harvey Wasserman on the continuing dangers from the use of nuclear energy and aging power plants. http://ralphnaderradiohour.libsyn.com