Monthly archives: July, 2016

BRAZILIAN BEEF TO ENTER U.S. MARKET — If you want to know where the U.S. prices are headed see chart

BRAZILIAN BEEF TO ENTER U.S. MARKET After seventeen years of negotiations, the United States has agreed to lower barriers to the importation of Brazilian meat By plus55 on Jul 28, 2016 It wasn’t an easy deal to reach, but Brazil and the United States have finally agreed on a deal that will allow the entry



Building a Brand — Gunthorp Farms, “… we’re going to build an agriculture in Indiana that people are actual ly proud of …”

“The largest beef processor in the U.S. is now owned by Brazil. But I’m not going to fight with them about that because we’re going to build an agriculture in Indiana that people are actually proud of because they know where their food is coming from.” Building a Brand A conversation with Greg Gunthorp By



Bernie Should Take the Anti-Christ’s Advice, By Greg Palast

Bernie Sanders addresses the Democratic National Convention. (photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Bernie Should Take the Anti-Christ’s Advice By Greg Palast 26 July 16 Note: If you’re in Philadelphia, I will preview my new film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy—a Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits” this Wednesday, in FDR Park on the huge Jumbotrons



A look at present, and past, wheat prices — Farmers deserve better …

A look at present, and past, wheat prices By Leo E. Oliva Woodston, Kansas Jul 22, 2016 Wheat prices are the lowest in actual value since the Civil War, and only farmers are aware of this. If you eat, you are involved in agriculture. Here is some food for thought. I recently harvested my 64th



Shareholder Approve DowDuPont Merger, NEFU President Concerned

Shareholder Approve DowDuPont Merger, NEFU President Concerned July 25, 2016 AGRICULTURE Shareholders of both Dow Chemical and DuPont Company have voted in favor having the two companies merge into an entity called DowDuPont. Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen is concerned with that merger and says in the long run it will hurt farmers by



Kaine comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

POLITICO MAGAZINE By SUSANNA WOLFF Sen. Tim Kaine was just one of 13 Senate Democrats who voted last year for fast track authority. | Getty Kaine comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal By DOUG PALMER 07/23/16 01:22 PM EDT Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, has gone on record saying he cannot support



Bloomberg: Ag Groups Call on U.S. to Block ChemChina-Syngenta Deal

Bloomberg BNA Ag Groups Call on U.S. to Block ChemChina-Syngenta Deal From Daily Report for Executives (also available on Bloomberg Law) By Casey Wooten July 22 — Two major food and agriculture groups are calling for federal regulators to block the proposed $43 billion merger between agribusiness giant Syngenta AG and China National Chemical Corp.,



Direct-marketing farms have twice the regional impact

Jul 20, 2016 Direct-marketing farms have twice the regional impact Sacramento-area farmers and ranchers who sell their products directly to consumers generate twice as much regional economic impact per dollar of output as do area food producers who don’t engage in direct marketing, reports a UC Davis agricultural economist and a team of UC Cooperative



Fision: Whistle-blowing chicken farmer sues Perdue for alleged retaliation

Cock Fight 2/19/15 2:30 PM Whistle-blowing chicken farmer sues Perdue for alleged retaliation Alice Brennan By Alice Brennan the whistle on his bosses in the poultry business. Now he’s suing them. The 48 year-old North Carolina chicken farmer filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing Perdue Farms of intimidation after he publicized animal welfare concerns. The



Venetucci Farm suspends operations in wake of tainted Widefield water

Venetucci Farm suspends operations in wake of tainted Widefield water By: Jakob Rodgers July 22, 2016 Updated: Today at 7:37 am All farming operations – including the watering, harvest, sale and distribution – of Venetucci Farm products have been temporarily suspended amid concerns about its use of contaminated water pulled from the Widefield aquifer. The