Monthly archives: October, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle – Saving your bacon

Saving your bacon By Ken Albala October 28, 2015 Updated: October 29, 2015 9:18am Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images Processed meats, including hotdogs and bacon, were called out in a report released Monday by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The agency said eating processed meat can lead to colorectal cancer



4,400 Dead Cows Are Decomposing on Brazilian Beaches

4,400 Dead Cows Are Decomposing on Brazilian Beaches By Thiago Medaglia Wed Oct. 28, 2015 The rotting bodies of the shipwrecked cattle lie on one of the beaches in the Barcarena region, in Para State, northern Brazil. Diario do Pará Earlier this month, a ship heading to Venezuela sank at the river port of Vila



Lincoln Journal Star: White House honors Nebraska farmers leading fight against climate change

White House honors Nebraska farmers leading fight against climate change 10.29.15 BY NICHOLAS BERGIN LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR Two Nebraskans got kudos at the White House on Monday for their leadership and innovation in promoting sustainable and climate-friendly agricultural practices. Keith Berns of Bladen and Martin Kleinschmit of Hartington were among a dozen people honored during



Farmers team up with Humane Society on behalf of animals

Farmers team up with Humane Society on behalf of animals Pete Letheby Opinion Oct. 22, 2015 Web Exclusive Like all farmers and ranchers, Kevin Fulton has experienced his share of tough days at work. But he does everything possible to make sure that his animals – goats, sheep, cattle and chickens – never have to



Canadian Election Presents New Opportunity to Preserve Mandatory COOL

October 21, 2015 United States President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable Tom Vilsack United States Secretary of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20250 The Honorable Michael Froman U.S. Trade Representative Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 600 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20508 Re:



The Past, Present and Future of the Colorado Springs Public Market — Mike Callicrate, describes the role of a public market …

The Past, Present and Future of the Colorado Springs Public Market By Jake Brownell • Oct 19, 2015 Payne Chapel, Future Home of the Colorado Springs Public Market Colorado Springs Public Market Interview Local rancher and owner of Ranch Foods Direct, Mike Callicrate, describes the role of a public market in a city as that



R-CALF USA: Time for Ag Groups to Stand Up for U.S. Producers by Preserving Mandatory COOL

R-CALF USA: Time for Ag Groups to Stand Up for U.S. Producers by Preserving Mandatory COOL Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s letter from international and national dairy industry organizations and a corresponding statement issued today by the National Farmers Union (NFU) that urge Congress



Cattle Feeders Face Steep Losses – Per Head Losses Could Climb Above $500 in October

Cattle Feeders Face Steep Losses Per Head Losses Could Climb Above $500 in October Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter Mon Oct 19, 2015 07:55 AM CDT OMAHA (DTN) — Cattle feeders are looking at the highest estimated losses since January 2009 as fed cattle prices have dropped drastically over the past month. Losses in fed



Prison-run slaughterhouse faces budget ax, livestock growers rally

Prison-run slaughterhouse faces budget ax, livestock growers rally Paula Dobbyn / KTUU POSTED: 11:51 AM AKDT Oct 19, 2015 UPDATED: 12:11 PM AKDT Oct 19, 2015 Click here for the Consultant’s Report 5 / 5 A shot of the back of the Palmer slaughterhouse. Photo courtesy of Mike Nolan. Alaska livestock growers are rallying to



KTIC: OIG To Produce Beef Checkoff Audit Documents

OIG To Produce Beef Checkoff Audit Documents BY Organization for Competitive Markets | October 18, 2015 Image: iStock/Thinkstock Thursday, before a federal judge in the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, and the attorneys for Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM), the OIG reconfirmed their commitment to produce thousands of documents related to the 2013-2014 Beef