Monthly archives: November, 2015

Looks like retail margins have been pretty good for sometime …



Feedstuffs: Impacts of trade deals examined, Mentions R-CALF USA Testimony

Feedstuffs Impacts of trade deals examined By Jacqui Fatka Published on: Nov 24, 2015 TRADE agreements are fundamental to both expanding exports and global economic development and are critical to the long-term profitability of U.S. agriculture, according to representatives of agricultural groups who testified at the Nov. 17 International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing examining the



Chipotle Shares Plummet as E. Coli Outbreak Spreads

Chipotle Shares Plummet as E. Coli Outbreak Spreads Cases have been reported in six states. Chipotle restaurant workers in Miami on April 27, the day the company announced it would use only non-GMO ingredients in its food. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Nov 22, 2015 Jennifer Swann is TakePart’s culture and lifestyle reporter. The E. coli



WSJ: The Food Cops and Their Ever-Changing Menu of Taboos

The Food Cops and Their Ever-Changing Menu of Taboos After decades of failure, maybe government should get out of the business of giving dietary advice. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testify on the government’s Dietary Guidelines before the House Agriculture Committee, Oct. 7. Photo: Getty Images By



America Returns to the Jungle — A safe and secure food supply is essential to a free society

America Returns to the Jungle Posted on November 24, 2015 by Mike Callicrate A safe and secure food supply is essential to a free society The United States was always able to feed itself. Except for a few non-essentials like coffee, tea and bananas, we were self-sufficient. The British government, along with their corporate partner,



New York Times and Washington Post Journalists Failed to Disclose Sources’ Funding From Monsanto

New York Times and Washington Post Journalists Failed to Disclose Sources’ Funding From Monsanto Also: New Yorker, The Atlantic, ABC News, Forbes and others. This is an unacceptable collapse of journalistic standards. By Gary Ruskin / U.S. Right to Know November 27, 2015 Photo Credit: Glynnis Jones/Shutterstock.com Following a Columbia Journalism Review article on whether



CBS Sunday Morning: Home grown: Moving next to the farm

Home grown: Moving next to the farm Life in the suburbs is changing as more and more communities are springing upon around working farms. CBS News When it comes to feasting, more and more Americans these days are enjoying food that is "home grown" — or at the very least, food that comes from the



High Country News: Keystone opposition began in a tiny Nebraska town

Keystone opposition began in a tiny Nebraska town By Allen Best To call Newport, Nebraska a small town inflates its size. Located on the edge of the sparsely populated Sand Hills, the hamlet has just 70 people. Like nearly all of Nebraska’s rural areas, it has been shedding residents. Yet determined opposition to the Keystone



NFU Releases Special Thanksgiving Version of Farmer’s Share — 15.8 cents for every dollar spent on retail food items

NFU Releases Special Thanksgiving Version of Farmer’s Share Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:00 am National Farmers Union released a special Thanksgiving version of its popular Farmer’s Share of the Retail Food Dollar publication Nov. 18. The Thanksgiving version compares the retail value of traditional Thanksgiving food items to the amount the farmer receives for



Concerns raised over State Question 777 – Oklahoma Right to Farm or is it the Right to Harm?

Concerns raised over State Question 777 Lindsey Temple / Red Dirt Report Council Co-chair Paul Muegge, Adam Price with the Oklahoma Food Cooperative and Council Chairman Drew Edmondson. Lindsey Temple | November 18, 2015 Category: Red Dirt News OKLAHOMA CITY – On Tuesday, former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson gathered at the State Capital along