Monthly archives: June, 2017

The Progressive Farmer: The Market’s Fine Print – The JBS Decade

John Harrington, DTN Livestock Analyst | 6/29/2017 | 9:03 AM CDT Despite the fact that JBS had enjoyed an impressive growth curve through Brazil and parts beyond for more than 50 years, the global meat giant was treated like the new kid on the block by the U.S. media when it first made “worthy” headlines


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Politico: The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian Paradise

By Caleb Hannan | July/August 2017 The residents of Colorado Springs undertook a radical experiment in government. Here’s what they got. Colorado Springs has always leaned hard on its reputation for natural beauty. An hour’s drive south of Denver, it sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ southern range and features two of the



Daily KOS: Trump Administration: Imported Meat May Be Labelled “Product of U.S.A.”

By Paul Bland for Public Justice | Friday Jun 30, 2017 · 7:45 AM MDT Your Fourth-of-July Barbeque Isn’t As American As You Thought The self-proclaimed nationalist, pro-rancher Trump Administration has decided to let Industrial Agriculture flat-out lie to meat-eating American consumers about where their food was raised. The timing of this betrayal is pretty




UFCW: Perrone Warns that Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods will Destroy Jobs

For Immediate Release June 29, 2017 Contact: Casey Hoag, choag 202-728-1832 Perrone Warns that Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods will Destroy Jobs UFCW President calls out Amazon’s goal to eliminate retail workers in CNN op-ed WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, wrote an op-ed for



Food & Power: The Month In Review

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Amazon shocked many in the food world with news two weeks ago that it plans to buy the grocery retailer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The news amplified concerns about Amazon’s size and growth, leading many to call for antitrust scrutiny of the deal. The deal will likely be reviewed




Love Leitrim: Win as legislative ban on fracking finalised

Posted on June 28, 2017 by LL Love Leitrim welcomed the passing of the legislative ban on fracking as it completed the final stage in the Seanad on Wednesday June 28th and will now be sent to the President to be signed into law. On welcoming the move Love Leitrim’s spokesperson Eddie Mitchell acknowledged that



Business Insider: The $5.7 billion ‘pink slime’ lawsuit against ABC was settled, leaving the beef company feeling ‘vindicated’

by Kate Taylor ABC News and Beef Products Inc. reached a settlement in a $5.7 billion lawsuit that claimed a story ABC ran in 2012 misled viewers and caused hundreds of layoffs. On Wednesday, ABC announced it had reached an “amicable resolution” with BPI. The terms of the settlement are confidential, the Sioux City Journal’s



Zero Hedge: It Begins: WalMart Warns Truckers It Will No Longer Work With Them If They Move Goods For Amazon

by Tyler Durden | Jun 28, 2017 3:54 PM The cold war between America’s two largest retailers just turned hot. In a note this morning from Deutsche Bank’s freight and logistics analyst Amit Mehrotra, he notes that the “WMT vs. AMZN battle is heating up” and points to a report by DV Velocity, according to



Daily Yonder: Rural Communities Must Empower Youth

By Ron Daley June 22, 2017 The future of rural America depends on attracting younger generations to make a life in smaller communities. That means listening to young people, responding to their interests, and sharing power. Rural communities must engage their youth if they are to prevent the continued exodus of their creative talent and



Global Meat News: India’s cattle ban could ‘halt’ beef exports

by Oscar Rousseau The Indian government’s ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter is likely to have dramatic impact on its billion-dollar cattle export trade. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has banned the sale and purchase of cattle from livestock markets, making it harder for the meat industry to continue to be a