Monthly archives: April, 2016

Perrone and Johnson: Food safety, local agriculture at risk if Congress passes TPP

Perrone and Johnson: Food safety, local agriculture at risk if Congress passes TPP by Marc Perrone and Roger Johnson on April 27, 2016 Do you care about the quality of your food and where it comes from? If you do, and you should, it is time to be concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.



Missouri producers reject creating state beef checkoff

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/missouri-producers-reject-creating-state-beef-checkoff/article_fa65d76a-9282-5995-8c17-31c5678f8bcd.html Missourian Missouri producers reject creating state beef checkoff By MARGARET STAFFORD/The Associated Press Apr 25, 2016 KANSAS CITY — A proposal to establish a $1 state fee per head of cattle was soundly rejected by Missouri beef producers, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Monday. The proposal lost with nearly 75 percent of the



Senate Judiciary Committee Approves R-CALF USA’s Request to Investigate Cattle Price Collapse

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves R-CALF USA’s Request to Investigate Cattle Price Collapse Billings, Mont. – In response to R-CALF USA’s January request, the Senate Judiciary Committee last week requested the Comptroller General of the United States to use his agency, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), to initiate an investigation into the 2015 cattle price collapse.



No state beef checkoff in Missouri

No state beef checkoff in Missouri 4/26/2016 – by MEAT+POULTRY Staff KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri will not establish a new beef checkoff after producers rejected a proposed $1 fee per head of cattle to support the initiative, the Missouri Dept. of Agriculture (MDA) announced. The department mailed ballots to the 8,480 Missouri beef producers



OCM and NFU are “Appalled” by Latest GIPSA Stall Attack — Livestock producers are bing thrown to the meat packer wolves!

Meat Packer toadies in Congress are once again attempting to block the GIPSA rules by defunding USDA through appropriations. The following note is from contract poultry grower, Mike Weaver. In this video that Mike is asking Congress to not block the GIPSA rules that USDA is pushing forward: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N9WEV-wpU4 This Trailer video (RAFI) features Chris



Congresswoman Chellie Pingree slams Republican vote that strips basic rights for chicken farmers

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree slams Republican vote that strips basic rights for chicken farmers Provision would expose farmers to abuses from large corporate meat processors April 19, 2016 For immediate release Contact: Willy Ritch 207-841-8400 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said a spending bill that won approval by the House Appropriations Committee today contains a provision inserted by



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Robber Baron Recessions – Executive Order calls for Antitrust enforcement

Robber Baron Recessions Paul Krugman APRIL 18, 2016 When Verizon workers went on strike last week, they were mainly protesting efforts to outsource work to low-wage, non-union contractors. But they were also angry about the company’s unwillingness to invest in its own business. In particular, Verizon has shown a remarkable lack of interest in expanding



Executive Order — Steps to Increase Competition and Better Inform Consumers and Workers

Executive Order — Steps to Increase Competition and Better Inform Consumers and Workers to Support Continued Growth of the American Economy EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – STEPS TO INCREASE COMPETITION AND BETTER INFORM CONSUMERS AND WORKERS TO SUPPORT CONTINUED GROWTH OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY By the authority vested in me as



‘Farm Fresh’ Battle in U.K. Recruits Cows With Cameras — Pretend labeling increases with competition

‘Farm Fresh’ Battle in U.K. Recruits Cows With Cameras Seeking a leg up in a hotly competitive market, traditional chains are highlighting the farms that supply them—or making up farms just for branding Waitrose, the high-end U.K. grocery chain, has mounted a camera on a cow for a television campaign featuring same-day footage from suppliers’