Monthly archives: February, 2017

Consolidation continues despite challenges

By Simon Jette-Nantel, UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability Hoard’s Dairyman Intel | Feb. 27 2017 08:04 AM Among all major dairy exporters, the U.S. is the only country that has seen growth in production in the last few months. Growth in milk production comes mostly from larger operations, and the trend appears to be accelerating.



American Grassfed: AGA Board Approves Grassfed Dairy Standard

Posted: February 29, 2017 (Denver, CO) American Grassfed Association’s Board of Directors has given final approval to the new AGA Grassfed Dairy Standards. More than a year in development, the standard is the result of the work of a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from AGA, Organic Valley, Maple Hill Creamery, Traders Point Farm




NPR: A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

February 25, 2017 | Michaeleen Doucleff / Jane Greenhalgh It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn’t had lunch or dinner. There wasn’t time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer. And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down. He slid the slide under the microscope



New York Times: Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back

By HIROKO TABUCHI, CLAIRE RIGBY and JEREMY WHITE | FEB. 24, 2017 A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness. COLONIA BERLIN, Bolivia — A few months ago, a representative from Cargill traveled to this remote colony in Bolivia’s eastern



Finally R-CALF gets the opportunity to debate NCBA … over Tomi Lahren’s defense of ranchers

Tomi Lahren stands up for US ranchers against NCBA and multinational meat packers. NCBA responds to Tomi Lahren’s interview with R-CALF member Taylor Haynes. Bill Bullard presents the actual facts.




R-CALF USA Responds to NCBA Attack on Tomi Lahren

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reacted violently to Tomi Lahren’s video promoting COOL and alleging that packers were using imports to drive down prices and force independent ranchers out of business. The NCBA issued a video on its Facebook page this morning calling Tomi’s video “Fake News.” R-CALF USA just completed a quick video




CBS News: In America’s heartland, the American Dream is in crisis



The Washington Post: Neil Gorsuch sides with big business, big donors and big bosses

By Zephyr Teachout February 21 His record shows he probably won’t help rein in corporate power. One of the most important questions for analyzing a potential Supreme Court justice is how he or she understands economic and political power: Who should govern? How should power be distributed in a society? In the case of Neil



Truth Out: Seeding the Future Against Destructive Neoliberal Capitalism



The Federalist: How a Farm Bust Could Help Renew American Agriculture

By Gracy Olmstead | February 13, 2017 Current farming methodologies aren’t just bad for land, community, and ecology—they’re increasingly bad for business. Something’s gotta give. The Wall Street Journal is predicting a farm bust on the horizon, as America’s role in the global grain market shrinks, and the price for corn continues to drop. Reporters