Monthly archives: April, 2018

Ralph Gomory – Our corporations do not have to act this way.

Dear Mike, I am forwarding to you an important letter and associated references that Ralph Gomory is circulating. Ralph is widely recognized for his contributions to our understanding of trade and of corporate behavior. His book, (Gomory-Baumol, Global Trade and Conflicting National Interests, MIT Press 2001), has been endorsed and referenced by many distinguished economists.

Crux: Catholic, other groups voice misgivings over 2018 farm bill

Mark Pattison | Apr 22, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions. Conservation programs that reward farmers and ranchers were zeroed out of

For Immediate Release: Black Farmers and Small Farmers To Boycott Dollar General and File Historic Suit at Federal Courthouse in Albany, Ga.

For Immediate Release Press Release: Contact: Corey Lea, the Executive Director of the Cowtown Foundation Inc. 615 308 7787 Black Farmers and Small Farmers Protesting Dollar General and The USDA for Unfair Practices and Filing a Historical Suit Next Wednesday Location: 201 West Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31701 Date (and Time): Wednesday, April 25,

NY Times: Can Dirt Save the Earth?

by MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF | APRIL 18, 2018 Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land. When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was

The Irish Post: Irish beef is heading to the Chinese market for the first time in 18 years

by Ryan Price | April 16, 2018 CHINA has made the decision to open its markets to Irish beef following years of unsuccessful negotiations. The news was confirmed by Minister of Agriculture Michael Creed this morning. Both China and the US had refused to sell beef from the EU since 2001 due to fears relating

New Food Economy: Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

by Sheril Kirshenbaum and Douglas Buhler | April 17, 2018 Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food—especially concerns about safety and purchasing behavior. And higher income doesn’t always correlate with informed choices. On the contrary, our research shows that affluent Americans tend to overestimate their knowledge about health and nutrition. The latest Food

OCM: Farm Tax Dollars Used Illegally to Influence Ohio’s Governor Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 Media Contact: Angela Huffman, 614-390-7552 Farm Groups Call on Governor Kasich to Stop the Illicit Expenditure of Farmers’ Tax Dollars on Lobbying and Electioneering Columbus, OH – The Ohio Beef Council, a state agency of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, illegally used government property to promote a fundraiser

Civil Eats: Suicide Rates Among Farmers are Alarmingly High. Can Federal Legislation Help?

by Lisa Held | 04.16.18 The STRESS Act would provide support, but some farmers say it’s little more than a band-aid and real policy changes are needed. In a video posted to YouTube in 2014, Justin McClane gives the camera two thumbs up. He skips in a circle, holding the hands of fellow members of

Washington Post: 200 million eggs recalled after nearly two dozen were sickened with salmonella, officials say

by Kristine Phillips | April 15, 2018 Federal officials say nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled because of fears that they may have been contaminated with salmonella, a type of bacteria that causes serious illnesses and deaths, particularly among children and elderly people. Rose Acre Farms is recalling the products after federal officials tied

Civil Eats: Can Responsible Grazing Make Beef Climate-Neutral?

by Valerie Brown | Agroecology, Animal Welfare, Climate | 04.10.18 New research found that the greenhouse gases sequestered in one grass-fed system balanced out those emitted by the cows, but some meatless advocates are skeptical. There’s no denying Americans eat a lot of meat. In fact, the average U.S. citizen eats about 55 pounds of