Monthly archives: December, 2017

The Atlantic: Mastering ‘Life and Knife’ Skills in a Training Kitchen

Arnesa A. Howell, Contributor | Dec 25, 2015 Former convicts learn essential life and culinary skills in a tailored program at D.C. Central Kitchen. Terrell Nicholson knows the streets. “I was attracted to the fast money, the fast women, fast-paced everything,” he recalls. Regular 9-to-5 jobs like grill cook or nighttime stock came easy, but



The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!’: Film Review

by Leslie Felperin Morgan Spurlock ruffles the feathers of the powerful chicken industry in this follow-up to his 2004 documentary hit ‘Super Size Me.’ Thirteen years on from his exposé Super Size Me — the film that significantly shifted public perceptions of junk food, and especially the McDonald’s chain — documentarian Morgan Spurlock returns for



OCM: Our 2017 in Review

OCM members and supporters, Building on OCM’s past 19 years of unwavering commitment to the fight for economic justice for America’s family farmers and ranchers, 2017 has proven to be one of the most impactful years yet. Here is your year in review. Fighting to End Big Ag’s Abuse of Family Farmers’ Checkoff Tax Dollars



WBRC: Marshall County chicken farmer plaintiff in federal lawsuit against USDA

By Stephen McLamb | December 21, 2017 WBRC FOX6 News – Birmingham, AL MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) – A Marshall County chicken farmer is part of a lawsuit filed against the USDA. It’s getting national attention. “Family farm, mom and pop operations will not be in existence probably in five more years because of this



LA Times: Hey, Congress — don’t mess with California’s eggs

by The Times Editorial Board | Dec 21, 2017 Nearly a decade ago, California became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring that hens, veal calves and pregnant pigs be raised in cages that gave them space to move. The most notable effect of the measure — Proposition 2 in 2008



Take soil and farm beyond conservation

Kansas farmer believes seeding cash crops and cover crops into perennial pastures is the future. Lynn Betts 1 | Dec 18, 2017 Think Different. Half a ton per acre per year soil loss, considered good soil conservation by many, is far too much soil loss for Gail Fuller. A national conservation award winner, Fuller is



How Much Farmland Is Owned By Foreign Interests? It’s Hard To Know.

How Much Farmland Is Owned By Foreign Interests? It’s Hard To Know. Records Show Federal And State Laws Are Rarely Enforced Saturday, December 16, 2017, 6:00am By Bridgit Bowden Foreign ownership of farmland has shot up in Wisconsin and across the country. But according to the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, enforcement of the laws



Weld: A Raw Deal

April 19, 2016 The practice of contract farming now accounts for all the poultry produced in Alabama — but it’s not always good for the farmers. Two days before he suffered a heart attack, Johnathan Buttram rummaged around his living room, looking for a DVD. “God, I hope I haven’t lost it. This video is



Harvard Business Review: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the U.S. Antitrust Movement

By Maurice E. StuckeAriel Ezrachi | December 15, 2017 What happened to the antitrust movement? This was the question asked by Richard Hofstadter in the mid-1960s. Antitrust, observed the historian, once was the subject of a progressive movement in the U.S. that stirred public agitation and imagination, despite few antitrust prosecutions. By the 1960s, there



NY Times: Lawsuit Challenges Cancellation of Farmer Fair Practice Rule

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | DEC. 14, 2017 DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers in Alabama and Nebraska joined with a Nebraska-based fair trade group Thursday to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the agency’s cancellation of an Obama-era plan that would have made it easier for farmers to demand better treatment when they contract