Monthly archives: November, 2016

Politico: Trump COOL plan is ‘dead as a doornail’

By Jenny Hopkinson 11/18/2016 06:14 PM EDT Donald Trump’s plan to consider new country of origin labeling rules for meat looks to be short lived. While many U.S. cattle ranchers may have had their hopes raised, much of the agriculture industry had a moment of dread earlier this week when leaked parts of the president-elect’s



R-CALF USA Shares 100-Day Strategy with 1,200 Ranchers in Dakotas



Organization for Competitive Markets Concerned Over Potential Trump Ag Appointments

November 18, 2016 OCM OMAHA, NE – The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on his election. His recognition of the economic injustices suffered by America’s farmers and ranchers was rewarded by rural America. OCM is optimistic about working with the new administration. OCM is concerned, however, that the Trump administration isn’t



Washington Post: “Internal document shows U.S. chicken prices may have been artificially inflated for years”

Internal document shows U.S. chicken prices may have been artificially inflated for years By Peter Whoriskey November 17 at 6:00 AM In the vast and complicated U.S. economy, it is rare for an individual to exert much control over the price of a major commodity. But then there is Arty G. Schronce and the price



Business Day: Dwayne O. Andreas, Who Turned Archer Daniels Midland Into Food Giant, Dies at 98

Business Day Dwayne O. Andreas, Who Turned Archer Daniels Midland Into Food Giant, Dies at 98 By KEITH SCHNEIDERNOV. 16, 2016 Mr. Andreas, right, meeting with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at a Kremlin reception in Moscow in 1988. Credit Boris Yurchenko/Associated Press Dwayne O. Andreas, an executive whose mastery of the global grain trade



Tri-State Livestock News: Markets gone mad

Markets gone mad Amanda Radke for Tri-State Livestock News November 16, 2016 | Bill Bullard speaks to a full house at Platte Livestock Auction Market while Herman Schumacher and Kim Ulmer look on. Photo by Amanda Radke Concerned ranchers had the opportunity to gather at six livestock auction yards on Nov. 10-15 to discuss the



FDA Stops Testing for Glyphosate as New Report Finds High Levels Are Found in Food

FDA Stops Testing for Glyphosate as New Report Finds High Levels Are Found in Food (Beyond Pesticides, November 18, 2016) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended testing for glyphosate residues in food, according to a statement made to the Huffington Post. The suspension was announced as a new report was released from Food



FiveThirtyEight: “Big Farms Are Getting Bigger And Most Small Farms Aren’t Really Farms At All”

Big Farms Are Getting Bigger And Most Small Farms Aren’t Really Farms At All By Maggie Koerth-Baker Published Nov 17, 2016 If Kansas had an official state billboard, it might be a squat, square sign featuring a cornucopia of a paper grocery bag and the words “1 Kansas Farmer Feeds 128 People + You.” First



Over 100 Mississippi Farmers and Ranchers Gather to Reclaim a Fair Food System

Over 100 Mississippi Farmers and Ranchers Gather to Reclaim a Fair Food System November 16, 2016 OCM Cattle Producers Mad as Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore BAY SPRINGS, MS – Yesterday evening, over 100 farmers and ranchers gathered in Bay Springs, Mississippi to say “enough is enough.” With this year’s calf prices dropping



North Platte Bulletin: Farmers, ranchers: Endangered occupations

Farmers, ranchers: Endangered occupations by Pam Potthoff – 11/16/2016 Courtesy Photo­Image Mike Callicrate Mike Callicrate from the Organization for Competitive Markets addressed Women Involved in Farm Economics at their national convention in Sidney during the first week of November. Callicrate, a farmer-rancher, business entrepreneur and family farm advocate from St. Francis, Kan. reminded WIFE that