Monthly archives: September, 2017

KTIC Radio: Group Requests More Government Control of Checkoff Programs

by Joe Gangwish | September 21, 2017 A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control of those programs. In a letter to Perdue on Wednesday, Mike Weaver, president of the Organization for




The Economist: How the use of antibiotics in poultry farming changed the way America eats

Industrial farming How the use of antibiotics in poultry farming changed the way America eats A new book about the rise of cheap chicken Sep 21st 2017| CHICAGO WILL HARRIS is one of the heroes of “Big Chicken”, a new book by Maryn McKenna that looks at the widespread use of antibiotics in poultry farming.



Reuters: Brazil police formally accuse JBS Batista brothers of insider trading

September 21, 2017 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal police on Thursday formally asked prosecutors to bring charges against brothers Wesley and Joesley Batista, the owners of meatpacker JBS SA (JBSS3.SA), for insider trading. The Batista brothers saved as much as 138 million reais ($44 million) through allegedly illegal market dealings in May, police said.


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The Wichita Eagle: NAFTA negotiations and its American beef

By Mike Schultz and Martin Rosas | September 21, 2017 While many across America have focused on the wreckage of American factories caused by the North American Free Trade Agreement, more families saw their livelihoods impacted by NAFTA hammering America’s beef industry. As a family farmer in Brewster and a union president who represents thousands




The Progressive Farmer: Group Wants Meeting with Perdue

By Todd Neeley | September 20, 2017 OCM Requests More Government Control of Programs OMAHA (DTN) — A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control of those programs. In a letter to




Food & Power: Broad Coalition Wins Key Fights Against Ag-Gag Laws

A coalition of animal rights groups, environmentalists, food safety advocates, farmers, and media organizations won two major victories against ag-gag laws early this month. On September 6th, the state of Utah announced it would not challenge a federal judge’s July order to strike down the state’s 5-year-old ag-gag law. And on September 7th, the 10th




Mother Jones: Syria Holds the Secret to Our Species’ Survival

Mark Schapiro | Sep. 18, 2017 The fertile crescent offers a strategy for adapting to climate change. This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network. Salvatore Ceccarelli knew he was engaging in a subversive act when, in 2010, he took two 20 kilo sacks of bread and durum wheat seeds from a



Press Release – OCM to Secretary Perdue: Clean Up Past Administration’s Checkoff Failures

September 20, 2017 | OCM Staff FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2017 Media Contact: Angela Huffman, 614-390-7552 ahuffman@competitivemarkets.com OCM to Secretary Perdue: Clean Up Past Administration’s Checkoff Failures OCM requests meeting with Sonny Perdue, urges reform at AMS LINCOLN, NE – In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, the Organization for Competitive Markets




The Guardian: A million tons of feces and an unbearable stench: life near industrial pig farms

by Erica Hellerstein and Ken Fine | September 20, 2017 North Carolina’s hog industry has been the subject of litigation, investigation, legislation and regulation. But are its health and environmental risks finally getting too much? Rene Miller pokes a lavender-frocked leg out of her front door and grimaces. It’s a bright April afternoon, and the



Modern Farmer: Navigating the FDA’s Food Safety Maze

By Brian Barth | September 20, 2017 | Illustrations by Jeffrey Fisher Nobody wants another deadly listeria outbreak. But complying with new regulations threatens to put many growers out of business. ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2011, the Colorado Department of Public Health reported seven cases of listeriosis to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention