Monthly archives: June, 2017

New Food Economy: Does “Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner” violate the First Amendment? In Montana, a judge says yes

by Joe Fassler | June 27th , 2017 A state District Court hands independent ranchers a long-awaited win. Last week, the United States District Court for the District of Montana issued a decision that could have major implications for the beef industry inside the state and beyond. Judge Brian Morris upheld a lower court’s decision




John Ikerd: CAFO Defenders’ Comments & Questions

By johnikerd | April 19, 2017 I am frequently asked to speak at public events organized by people concerned about the impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operators or CAFOs on their communities. I am invariably asked to respond to comments and questions used as “talking points” by defenders of CAFOs. I thought it might be



Bloomberg: Brazil’s President Charged With Corruption by Top Prosecutor

By Mario Sergio Lima and Samy Adghirni June 26, 2017, 5:22 PM MDT Criminal charges against Brazilian President Michel Temer are the latest blow to a reform agenda designed to jump start Latin America’s largest economy, as the nation’s capital prepares for another drawn out political showdown. Chief public prosecutor Rodrigo Janot on Monday night



NY Times: President Michel Temer of Brazil Is Charged With Corruption

By DOM PHILLIPS | JUNE 26, 2017 RIO DE JANEIRO — President Michel Temer was charged with corruption by Brazil’s prosecutor general late Monday. He was accused of taking a $152,000 bribe via an intermediary, an act that, according to the prosecutor general, Rodrigo Janot, “helped to compromise the image of the Federal Republic of



Hoard’s Dairyman Intel: Farmers are getting less for dairy products

Hoard’s Dairyman Intel June 26 2017 08:01 AM Farmers are getting less for dairy products By Corey Geiger, Managing Editor When a consumer purchases dairy products at the store, just how much of that money goes to the dairy farmer? Last year only 28 cents from every dollar spent went to dairy farmers. That number



Chinese Livestock Vaccine Co. Moves in on K-STATE

Largest Chinese animal vaccine company to add labs, offices in Manhattan Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – K-STATE NEWS Chinese animal health company Jinyu Bio-technology Co. Ltd. Will locate in Phase II of the Kansas State University Office Park, which is scheduled to break ground in July. The company will begin operations in 2018. MANHATTAN —



Brazil’s BNDESPar calls JBS shareholder meeting to shuffle board

Brazil’s BNDESPar calls JBS shareholder meeting to shuffle board The state development bank BNDES headquarters is pictured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes The investment arm of Brazil’s state development bank BNDES has convened a JBS SA (JBSS3.SA) shareholder meeting to remove the controlling Batista family from the meatpacker’s management and



EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case By lorne cook, associated press BRUSSELS — Jun 27, 2017, 8:07 AM ET The Associated Press WatchEurope Goes After Google Video The European Union slapped a record 2.42 billion-euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance



KCUR.org: United And Divided: A Sunday At Church In A Rural Iowa Town

By Amy Mayer This story is part of the special Harvest Public Media series United And Divided, which explores the links and rifts between rural and urban America. As Highway 30 enters Denison, Iowa, a city of 8,000, the national fast food chains stand next to Mexican groceries and restaurants. In this small city near



R-CALF USA to Testify at USTR NAFTA Hearing

R-CALF USA to Testify at USTR NAFTA Hearing "The most important modernization that the USTR can make to NAFTA . . . is to require mandatory COOL for all beef sold in America . . ." Washington, D.C. – R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard is scheduled to testify before a hearing of the Office of