Monthly archives: April, 2017

Denver Post: Help wanted: Northern Colorado agriculture producers struggle to find U.S. workers

By Greeley Tribune | The Greeley Tribune April 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm When Robert Kraft wakes up, usually before sunrise, the first thing he thinks about is his dairy. There’s always a lot to do. He’s the owner of Kraft Family Farms, a dairy in Fort Morgan. The day can start in a number



Petition for Banning Brazilian Beef Imports- PLEASE SIGN AND PASS ON TO OTHERS

At R-CALF USA we are working on signatures for banning Brazilian Beef! Sign on and pass it on! Ban Brazilian imports until all beef is labeled with its country of origin. Help the petition reach its goal, share with others: URL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/ban-brazilian-imports-until-all-beef-labeled-its-country-origin



Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch says lax government oversight could kill American craft beer

Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch says lax government oversight could kill American craft beer "When it comes to protecting American companies and workers, at least in beer, our government does make bad deals." Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch pictured in the company’s Jamaica Plain brewery in 2014. –Bill Brett / The Boston Globe By Nik



eFarm and Food File: The Numbers Aren’t Adding Up — Need to consider performance based pay for executive?

Reproduction of the Farm and Food File, either mechanically or electronically, without permission of Alan Guebert is strictly prohibited. Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, April 23, 2017 The numbers aren’t adding up Alan Guebert According to numbers compiled and published by Agri-Pulse, the Washington, D.C.-based ag news service, the top bosses



Food & Power: In South Carolina, Liquor Giant Targets Independent Stores​

Did someone forward you this newsletter? Get your own copy by subscribing here. In South Carolina, Liquor Giant Targets Independent Stores​ A recent decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court will overturn a 72-year-old restriction on how many licenses a liquor retailer in the state can hold. The case was brought by Total Wine &



Fern’s Ag Insider: Will Trump’s America First policy make COOL great again?

Will Trump’s America First policy make COOL great again? By Chuck Abbott, April 20, 2017 FacebookTwitterEmail Under the threat of $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs by Canada and Mexico, Congress repealed a law 16 months ago that required packages of beef and and pork to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Activist



Iowa Farmer Today: USDA again delays controversial fair practices rule

USDA again delays controversial fair practices rule 1 hour ago The USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announced April 11 it is delaying the effective date of the Farmer Fair Practices Interim Final Rule an additional 180 days, until Oct. 19, according to a news release. During a new 60-day comment period, the



Art Cullen: There should be no right to discharge polluted water into the river.

“Anyone with eyes and a nose knows in his gut that Iowa has the dirtiest surface water in America.” BV is losing the public Submitted by on Wed, 03/02/2016 – 9:27am BY ART CULLEN The public would appear to have made up its mind about the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit against Buena Vista, Calhoun



The Herald Times: Bill on consumer information about beef origins dies in house committee

Bill on consumer information about beef origins dies in house committee April 18, 2017 RBC | Since Congress repealed mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) on beef and pork in December 2015, retail sellers have not been required to identify the country of origin of any of their beef or pork offerings. Some 20 percent



Joe For America: How America Lost Its COOL!

By The Cavalry Group on April 15, 2017 A trip to the produce and meat sections of your local grocery store will yield product labels from a dizzying number of foreign countries. Farm-raised Tilapia from China, shrimp from Taiwan, blue berries from Chile, lamb from New Zealand, strawberries from Mexico, wild-caught Halibut from Canada, and


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