Monthly archives: July, 2017

The Atlantic: Democrats Bet on a Populist Message to Win Back Congress

by Clare Foran | 6:00 AM ET The party is promising “A Better Deal.” Will voters be convinced? Six months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Democrats in Congress are ready to adopt a populist economic agenda that blends ideas long entrenched in the liberal mainstream, like infrastructure investment, with promises that have not been a focus

The Hill: Small farmers push for USDA reforms

By Sumner Park – 07/23/17 01:09 PM EDT Small farm and ranch companies and animal rights activists flew to Washington to meet with lawmakers and push for legislation they say will bring needed reforms to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At issue are mandatory USDA fees for so-called checkoff programs. Farmers and ranchers are required

R-CALF USA: Group Reflects on How It Helped Strengthen BSE Disease Safeguards for U.S. Consumers and Cattlemen

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2017 Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; Billings, Mont. – In the wake of the discovery of a cow in Alabama infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) that did not enter the U.S. food supply, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement regarding his organization’s

Triad City Beat: Hogwashed

By Staff -June 28, 2017 A powerful special interest. Shameless politicians. Failed regulations. An in-depth look at Big Pork in North Carolina. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part investigation into North Carolina’s hog-farming industry. This story will examine claims by lower-income, African-American residents of eastern North Carolina that neighboring hog farms have

Reuters: Alabama finds atypical mad cow case, no human threat seen

July 18, 2017 / 4:59 PM (Reuters) – An 11-year-old cow in Alabama tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The cow tested positive for the atypical L-type of BSE after exhibiting clinical signs at an Alabama livestock market, the USDA

Tomi Lahren to Keynote R-CALF USA Convention

Billings, Mont. – Tomi Lahren, a conservative political commentator and rising star of social media will be the keynote speaker at R-CALF USA’s 18th Annual Convention to be held August 25 and 26, 2017, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota. Last year, BBC News stated Lahren was “bigger than Trump

The Atlantic: Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People

by Mike Amaranthus and Bruce Allyn | Jun 11, 2013 The microbial community in the ground is as important as the one in our guts. A small pine tree grown in a glass box reveals the level of white, finely branched mycorrhizal threads or “mycelium” that attach to roots and feed the plant. (David Read)

WNAX: OCM Says Beef Trade Agreement With China Needs To Be Redone OCM Says Beef Trade Agreement With China Needs To Be Redone 12 HOURS AGO IN AGRICULTURE PHOTO: WNAX 0 0 0 0 Organization for Competitive Market members are asking the Trump Administration to renegotiate the beef trade agreement between the U.S. and China. OCM Executive Director Joe Maxwell says the deal worked out with

The Conversation: EU’s antitrust ‘war’ on Google and Facebook uses abandoned American playbook

by Ramsi Woodcock | July 13, 2017 10.44pm EDT The casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that European antitrust regulators have declared war on American tech giants. On June 27, the European Union imposed a €2.4 billion (US$2.75 billion) fine on Google for giving favorable treatment in its search engine results to its own An Accurate Psychology Of Hunting

by James A. Swan – Sunday, May 21, 2017 Studies show that while 79 percent of Americans support ethical hunting, the number of hunters in the United States today is about the same as 50 years ago when there were half as many people. Why don’t more people hunt? There’s plenty of game. According to