Monthly archives: June, 2017

World Economic Forum: Meet the doughnut: the new economic model that could help end inequality

28 Apr 2017 | Kate Raworth They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so here’s the state of humanity in a single image. It’s the “Doughnut” of social and planetary boundaries and it could just turn out to be the compass we need for creating a safe and just 21st century. The hole at



Slow Food: Cheese and Biodiversity – On the War Against Bacteria

15 June 2017 | Buket Soyyilmaz “It’s safe to say we’ve gone overboard on the war against bacteria,” says Michael Pollan in the “Earth” episode of the Netflix documentary series Cooked. Pollan visits Sister Noella Marcellino, a nun and cheese producer from Connecticut who until recently made cheese with traditional French methods, using wooden barrels



NY Times: A Street Fight Among Grocers to Deliver Your Milk, Eggs, Bananas

By RACHEL ABRAMS | JUNE 24, 2017 Every couple of days, Sinclair Browne fights through traffic in Times Square, squeezes his delivery truck into a parking spot, walks up four flights of stairs and delivers groceries to a guy whose order he knows by heart. “I’m fast,” said Mr. Browne, slicing his hands in the



NPR: Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers

by Grant Gerlock | June 22, 20174:08 PM ET Tim Mueller has raised corn and soybeans on 530 acres near Columbus, Neb., for decades, but now he is planning to take a huge gamble. The big-box retailer Costco is building a new chicken-processing plant in Fremont, Neb., about an hour away from Mueller’s farm. The




Registration is open for OCM’s 19th Annual Food & Agriculture Conference & Membership Meeting

Join us and learn how you can take action to stop the extinction of America’s family farmers and our traditional agricultural practices. REGISTER NOW Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton – KCI 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway Kansas City, MO 64153 Click here for reservation information. Conference: Friday, August 11 from 1:00pm-5:00pm, and Saturday, August 12



USDA Halts Beef Imports from Brazil

USDA Halts Beef Imports from Brazil By Wyatt Bechtel June 22, 2017 | 5:59 pm EDT Imports of fresh Brazilian beef have been suspended by USDA over safety concerns. Photo by Reuters Imports of fresh beef from Brazil are being halted into the U.S. The announcement was made by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue after



R-CALF USA Statement on Secretary Perdue’s Decision to Halt Imports of Fresh Brazilian Beef

R-CALF USA Statement on Secretary Perdue’s Decision to Halt Imports of Fresh Brazilian Beef June 22, 2017 Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement following Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement that he is halting imports of fresh Brazilian beef. “We applaud Secretary Perdue’s decision to halt imports of fresh Brazilian



R-CALF USA Statement on Decision to Halt Imports of Fresh Brazilian Beef

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release: Contact: Bill Bullard June 22, 2017 Phone: 406-252-2516 R-CALF USA Statement on Secretary Perdue’s Decision to Halt Imports of Fresh Brazilian Beef Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement following Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement



Federal Judge Bars Involuntary Collection of Montana Beef Checkoff Tax

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release: Contact: Bill Bullard June 22, 2017 Phone: 406-252-2516 Press Release For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 22, 2017 Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard, 406-252-2516, r-calfusa Aidan O’Shea, Public Justice, 202-861-5240, aoshea Federal Judge Bars Involuntary Collection of Montana Beef Checkoff



Bloomberg: Perdue Lauds Nafta as Boon for Farmers as Renegotiation Looms

By Alan Bjerga | June 19, 2017, 4:19 PM MDT U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and his counterparts from Canada and Mexico lauded Nafta’s benefits to farmers as they began to lay the foundation for broader negotiations to modify an accord that President Donald Trump once called a “disaster.” Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and


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