Monthly archives: January, 2017

Trump Must Choose Between Trump Must Choose Between, by Deena Shanker

Photographer: William Widmer/The New York Times via Redux Trump Must Choose Between Farmers and ‘Big Meat’ Rural America was instrumental to his election, but some worry he’ll shelve rules meant to help them in favor of big business. by Deena Shanker January 31, 2017, 2:00 AM MST In November, farmers voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump.



JBS Adds John Boehner to JBS Foods Int’l Board

So Boehner is now going to draw a check from the company he’s been working for all along … JBS S.A. Announces Independent Members of the Board of Its Subsidiary JBS Foods International Source: JBS USA, LLC via Nasdaq/GlobeNewswire – January 30, 2017 SAO PAULO, Brazil , Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JBS S.A.



Jan 30 Multi-species and Multiple generations: A Millennial’s Return to the Land

Multi-species and Multiple generations: A Millennial’s Return to the Land Imagine that your family runs a business – any business. You’ve grown up with your parents as your employer, and they’ve set the expectation that you will work for the business, no questions asked. You don’t necessarily enjoy the work, and you’re eager to move



Omaha World Herald: ‘We hate to have to fight again’: Nebraska farm couple defiant as Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

‘We hate to have to fight again’: Nebraska farm couple defiant as Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines · By Paul Hammel · World-Herald Bureau · Jan 25, 2017 Helen, center, and Art Tanderup in Omaha in 2014. LINCOLN — At her farm in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline, Helen



HPJ: National industrial ag trade organizations fail to answer the call for GIPSA rule debate

National industrial ag trade organizations fail to answer the call for GIPSA rule debate The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Producers Council and National Chicken Council refuse to answer the Organization for Competitive Markets’ challenge to debate the benefits of the recently released GIPSA Farmer Fair Practices Rules. After all three industrialized agriculture trade



Bayer’s Empty Promise: Jobs in Exchange for Approval to Take Over Monsanto

Did someone forward you this newsletter? Get your own copy by subscribing here. Bayer’s Empty Promise: Jobs in Exchange for Approval to Take Over Monsanto Days before entering office, President Donald Trump held a meeting with executives from agrochemical giants Bayer and Monsanto. The companies sought Trump’s blessing for their $66 billion merger, promising to



The farmer has been ready to set at the feet of the demagogues

A. C. Davis was secretary of the National Farmers Union from around 1910 to 1927. He gave many speeches, which really got to the point. He believed [and I do, as well] that there were those who always want to keep the farmers from organizing. Here is an excerpt from a speech given in Salina,



Leah Douglas: Mr. President, will you help US ranchers?

Mr. President, will you help US ranchers? By Leah Douglas Updated 3:25 PM ET, Tue January 24, 2017 Trump’s immigration policy could hurt U.S. farmers 04:40 Story highlights Leah Douglas: For all his talk about the little guy, Trump hasn’t done much for ranchers In his first 100 days, Trump could offer ranchers protections and



NCBA and state affiliates claim, “All producers will lose under new GIPSA rules.” — Not true!

In regard to the following claim: The underlying assumption in this post, which is wrong, is that there no longer can be premiums paid for value added cattle under the GIPSA rules. This argument is a tactic supplied by the meat packers to make a straw man argument for people who don’t understand the market



Show-Me Ag – Why competitive markets matter with Joe Maxwell …

I urge you to follow the link below and view an outstanding video regarding agricultural markets, the current cattle market crash, and the work of Organization for Competitive Markets. Executive Director Joe Maxwell gives a super, easily understood cram course on the dynamics of agricultural markets and the ominous situation facing the family farm and