Monthly archives: November, 2015

Genetically Modified Salmon Is Safe to Eat and Can Be Sold In U.S., FDA Says

Genetically Modified Salmon Is Safe to Eat and Can Be Sold In U.S., FDA Says by Maggie Fox Salmon genetically modified to grow faster is safe to eat and may be sold in the United States, federal regulators said Thursday. Companies can voluntarily label the salmon as genetically modified, or GM, but they don’t have



Meat of the Matter: Bigger is not better, By Dan Murphy — In the cattle business, ideological battles …

Meat of the Matter: Bigger is not better By Dan Murphy November 17, 2015 | 10:53 am EST Here’s a trend producers know all too well: Corporate consolidation goes forward in the name of “efficiency,” and the end result is bad news for everyone other than management and investors. Newsflash: The Kraft Heinz Co. just



R-CALF USA Submits Comments Opposing Importing Beef from Namibia

R-CALF USA Submits Comments Opposing Importing Beef from Namibia Billings, Mont. – This week R-CALF USA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regarding the agency’s proposed rule, Eligibility of Namibia to Export Meat Products to the United States. The comments explain that it is inappropriate to



R-CALF USA Testifies that Free Trade Agreements Harm U.S. Cattle, Sheep Industries

R-CALF USA Testifies that Free Trade Agreements Harm U.S. Cattle, Sheep Industries Washington, D.C. – In testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard stated the impacts of the Uruguay Round Agreements and the free trade agreements (FTAs) the U.S. has entered with 20 countries are negative for both



Defending the Imperative for Real Food and Real Farmers, by Julian Rose — Agribusiness has raped the land under contract with the leading supermarket chains

Defending the Imperative for Real Food and Real Farmers by Julian Rose – Nov 10, 2015 by Julian Rose Contributor, ZenGardner.com From Green Spirit Magazine (Reproduced with permission) Our educational system has trained us to compartmentalise that which is whole, and to believe that knowledge is superior to wisdom. This presents a significant drawback for



A large number of rural bridges are your great grandparents’ bridges

A large number of rural bridges are your great grandparents’ bridges “I’ve got an old mule and her name is Sal, Fifteen years on the Erie Canal. She’s a good old worker and a good old pal, Fifteen years on the Erie Canal.” When we learned that song in grade school, we had no idea



Ag groups largely positive about TPP text — Too bad Ag groups don’t represent farmers and ranchers like R-CALF does

On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 8:34 PM, POLITICO Ag groups largely positive about TPP text By Helena Bottemiller Evich and Jenny Hopkinson 11/05/2015 09:01 PM EDT The transpacific trade deal released Thursday continues to unfold as a goody bag for agriculture interests, including new tools to tackle disputes over animal and plant product safety,



Salon: Sorry, eating chicken is indefensible: The real horrors behind America’s most popular meat

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 Sorry, eating chicken is indefensible: The real horrors behind America’s most popular meat Chicken is seen as cheap protein and convenient food. But the labor practices and "killing line" are horrifying Christopher D. Cook Before slicing off your next bite of chicken, nibble on this for a moment: To get that



President Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline

Office: 402-476-8815 Fax: 402-476-8815 1305 Plum Street Lincoln, NE 68502 www.nebraskafarmersunion.org For Immediate Release Contact: John Hansen 402-476-8815 November 6, 2015 Nebraska Farmers Union Hails President Obama’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline as A Big Win for Landowners, Environment, Climate, and Due Process LINCOLN, NE. – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) President John Hansen issued the



R-CALF USA Says TPP Will Worsen Cattle and Sheep Price Volatility

R-CALF USA Says TPP Will Worsen Cattle and Sheep Price Volatility Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued this statement following the Administration’s release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement: "The TPP will continue to drive the U.S. cattle and sheep industry’s untenable trade deficits to new heights. The cattle industry