Monthly archives: April, 2016

NYT: Animal Cruelty or the Price of Dinner?

Animal Cruelty or the Price of Dinner? Two chicks at a West Virginia chicken farm, where they are raised before being returned to a poultry producer for slaughter. Jay Paul for The New York Times April 16, 2016 By Nicholas Kristof THIS month a man in Orlando, Fla., dangled a dog by the scruff of



Ten Questions with George Naylor, Board Member for the Non-GMO Project

Ten Questions with George Naylor, Board Member for the Non-GMO Project Food Tank had the chance to speak with George Naylor, a Farmer and a Board Member for the Non-GMO Project, who will be speaking at this year’s Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C. Food Tank, in partnership with American University, is hosting the 2nd



New Iowa State University research shows more cattle in Iowa may limit ag-related greenhouse gas emissions

New Iowa State University research shows more cattle in Iowa may limit ag-related greenhouse gas emissions Posted Apr 7, 2016 10:12 am Cattle graze on pasture land on an Iowa farm. Photo by Joe Sellers. Larger image. AMES, Iowa – A new study co-authored by an Iowa State University researcher indicates that an increase in



Real World Ranch Restoration — For ten transformative days …

Real World Ranch Restoration Posted on April 9, 2016 by Mike Callicrate In late March, a fascinating group of forward-thinkers, innovators and change-makers converged at Callicrate Cattle Company for a ten-day intensive regenerative farm planning and design workshop led by Darren Doherty, a world recognized consultant and facilitator. Owner Mike Callicrate met Doherty a few



R-CALF USA Sends Multiple Requests to Senate Judiciary Committee: Investigate 2015 Cattle Price Collapse

R-CALF USA Sends Multiple Requests to Senate Judiciary Committee: Investigate 2015 Cattle Price Collapse Billings, Mont. – In its highly detailed and well-documented first request to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (Committee), R-CALF USA provides evidence indicating that antitrust and anticompetitive conduct by dominant meatpackers and certain traders in the cattle futures market in 2015



OCM: Spring 2016 Newsletter

Organization for Competitive Markets April Special Edition 2015 Dear Mike, OCM is providing this service as a method of sending you update information in a timely manner. Please support OCM’s efforts to advocate for fair, transparent and competitive markets by helping us grow our newsletter email list! BANKERS LAWYERS AND POLITICIANS Readers keeping up with



Larry Summers: Corporate profits are near record highs. Here’s why that’s a problem.

Larry Summers: Corporate profits are near record highs. Here’s why that’s a problem. By Lawrence H. Summers March 30 (Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg News) Lawrence H. Summers, the Charles W. Eliot university professor at Harvard, is a former treasury secretary and director of the National Economic Council in the White House. He is writing occasional posts on



The Economist: Too much of a good thing — Profits are too high. America needs a giant dose of competition

Too much of a good thing Profits are too high. America needs a giant dose of competition Mar 26th 2016 | From the print edition AMERICA’S airlines used to be famous for two things: terrible service and worse finances. Today flyers still endure hidden fees, late flights, bruised knees, clapped-out fittings and sub-par food. The



Carbon farming is a zero-risk strategy for curbing climate change

Carbon farming is a zero-risk strategy for curbing climate change The Hill David Wolfe April 4, 2016 Now that 195 nations, including the U.S., have agreed to ambitious greenhouse gas emission reductions to slow the pace of climate change, the question everyone is asking is: How will we actually meet our targets set for 2035?