Monthly archives: September, 2015

JBS Is Making a Killing on Brazil’s Sinking Real

One Company Is Making a Killing on Brazil’s Sinking Real Gerson Freitas Jr September 28, 2015 — 8:00 PM MDT Updated on September 29, 2015 — 2:14 PM MDT Employees work at a JBS SA meat processing plant. Photographer: Diego Giudice/Bloomberg Global beef king now makes more money on derivatives than meat Strategy costs 4



Pope Francis’ remarks to Bishops in Philadelphia — Neighborhood stores and large supermarkets

Pope Francis’ remarks to Bishops in Philadelphia Pope Francis began his speech in suburban Philadelphia on Sunday morning with a condemnation of child sex abuse. Sunday, September 27, 2015 11:45AM PHILADELPHIA —



Beef exports down, Imports up 33% — U.S. beef imports from Brazil are up 119 percent

Noticed the big drop in cattle prices lately? Do you support our import/export situation is a factor? For some time now, the big packers and their minions have gone all-out to scuttle COOL and relax FMD restrictions on imports from South America, especially Brazil. (They have no tolerance for profits for U. S. cattle producers.)



NYT: A Pope for All Species

A Pope for All Species SEPT. 24, 2015 Pope Francis found a friend in St. Peter’s Square in 2013. Credit TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images We all know that Pope Francis cares deeply for the marginalized, but did you realize that his compassion bridges the species barrier? He suggests that animals will go to heaven and that



HSUS’s Pork Checkoff Case Featured on Our Hen House

Hi all, HSUS’s pork checkoff lawsuit was featured on Our Hen House this week. Matt Penzer from the litigation department discusses the case, in which were are trying to stop USDA from giving pork lobbyists $60,000,000 to lobby against animal welfare reforms. The podcast is available here: http://www.ourhenhouse.org/2015/09/animal-law-podcast-4-pork-check-off-litigation-with-matt-penzer/. The portion dedicated to our lawsuit begins



NPR: Why Does Government Act As Tax Collector For Agribusiness?

Why Does Government Act As Tax Collector For Agribusiness? SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 1:38 PM ET Every time a cow or steer in this country is sold for beef, the seller pays a dollar into a special fund. "We collect about $80 million" each year, says Polly Ruhland, CEO of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research



Toxic CAFOs – What’s in the water, By Mike Masterson

Toxic CAFOs What’s in the water By Mike Masterson Posted: September 22, 2015 at 2:19 a.m. The good folks of Arkansas are by no means alone with concerns over the treasured Buffalo National River being contaminated by hog waste from a large factory farm like the hundreds that have replaced traditional family farms nationwide. John



R-CALF: 30-State Salmonella Outbreak from Mexican Cucumbers Heightens Need for Mandatory COOL

30-State Salmonella Outbreak from Mexican Cucumbers Heightens Need for Mandatory COOL Billings, Mont. – In the wake of a 30-state outbreak of Salmonella infections caused by tainted cucumbers imported from Mexico, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is holding a hearing today and tomorrow in Geneva, Switzerland, to decide the fate of the United States’ mandatory



OSU meeting is a step toward ‘Real Food’ — Students want real and local food!

OSU meeting is a step toward ‘Real Food’ Tuesday September 15, 2015 5:00 AM The Ohio Farmers Union is very encouraged to see that momentum is building toward the prospect that Ohio State University might accept the Real Food Challenge (“ Real Food group gets time with OSU chief,” Dispatch article, Friday). This would be



Ledger-Inquirer: Georgia farmer promotes sustainable agriculture — Will Harris shows a better way …

Georgia farmer promotes sustainable agriculture BY LARRY GIERERlgierer Georgia farmer Will Harris wants to believe the food at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga., is healthier and tastes better because of the way it’s produced. He said he can’t say for sure. "That’s for others to judge," Harris said. "I’m not qualified. I’m not a