Monthly archives: February, 2016

Great Falls Tribune: Cattle Group Alleges Corruption in Meatpacking Industry

Great Falls Tribune Cattle group alleges corruption in meatpacking industry David Murray, dmurray 2:33 p.m. MST February 18, 2016 Mark DeBruycker, former owner of North Montana Feeders, stands Feb. 11 among cattle that will be sent to Tyson Foods within the week. Though he acknowledges that a crash in cattle prices in the last months



Iowa State students will be paid to eat GMO bananas

At the Beef is Beef rally a few years ago at Ames the students were advocating for Big Ag and demonstrating how to consume Pink Slime burgers! MC Iowa State students will be paid to eat GMO bananas By Ryan Newton Published: February 19, 2016, 10:36 am Updated: February 19, 2016, 10:38 am AMES, Iowa



Cattle Market : Lowest supply since 1941

Bill Bullard is asking why the cattle market crashed with the lowest supply since 1941? The experts, as usual, can’t say.



Quitting Season: Why Farmers Walk Away From Their Farms

The rules need to change to make Big Food pay the real cost of producing food. Most farmers won’t pillage and plunder like Wall Street. Shutterstock / Oleg Golovnev Quitting Season: Why Farmers Walk Away From Their Farms Most farmers don’t decide to leave their farms lightly—but sometimes it’s the only economic choice that makes



Letter from Langdon: What’s the hurry for vote on Mo. beef checkoff program?

Letter from Langdon: What’s the hurry for vote on Mo. beef checkoff program? Daily Yonder Richard Oswald Feb. 18, 2016 About 30 years ago, in the middle of a farm-economy collapse, farmers decided “promotion taxes” were worth a try. These taxes on specific commodities were supposed to help promote agricultural products and turn the market



The Confession of an Outlaw – 1926

From Tom Giessel



Scientists just found another key threat to global food security – Shortage of Phosphorus

See Bonechar video: http://www.callicratecattleco.com/charvideo.htm Scientists just found another key threat to global food security The Washington Post Chelsea Harvey Feb. 16, 2016 With the world’s population expected to exceed 9 billion people by the year 2050, producing enough food for everyone is a top concern for global policymakers. And now, scientists have pointed out another



High steaks – Building the alternative cattle empire, from ranch to retail

High steaks Building the alternative cattle empire, from ranch to retail By Joe Fassler February 15, 2016 Mike Callicrate For years, rancher-activist Mike Callicrate has argued that livestock farmers are in an impossible position: they can’t go big, and they can’t go small. Farmers who sell into the industrial system are paid market price for



Fighter for Family Farms, Chris Petersen to speak in Des Moines



Verdict: In Maine, Big Food Service wins again

Verdict: In Maine, Big Food Service wins again Catering giant Sodexo lands a $12.5-million-dollar campus dining contract; local food co-op doesn’t By Kate Cox February 3, 2016 2 Comments University of Maine The University of Maine System announced in a press release on Tuesday it will award its dining hall, retail and food catering services