Category: Daily

RSN: How Agro-Chemical Giant Monsanto Has Been Destroying Environment, Human Lives for Decades

By teleSUR | 24 April 18 In 1995, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, listed Monsanto among the top 5 lethal corporations dumping toxic waste, as it was recorded dumping nearly 37 million tons of toxic waste, through air, water, and land. On April 10, the terrifying news of the U.S. court allowing a

Washington Post: Trump said he’d stand by farmers and ranchers like me. He hasn’t.

by Mike Callicrate | April 25, 2018 As a Kansas rancher, I know firsthand that President Trump won his 2016 election with tremendous support from communities like mine. Farmers and ranchers, who Trump promised to support and stand behind, are under major threat from big agribusiness. Unfortunately, despite Trump’s campaign promises, when it was time

Oklahoma Farm Report: Ag Committee Senators Call for National Security Review of Brazilian Acquisition of US Beef Company

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 Today, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), joined Agriculture Committee members U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to urge the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review the proposed purchase of National Beef Packing

LocalHarvest Newsletter: We All Wear Pants

Welcome back to the LocalHarvest Newsletter. A week ago I attended the Northwest Meat Processors Association annual conference, held this year at the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I went for my day job where I have the pleasure of assisting small, niche meat processors make their businesses more sustainable and thriving. It probably sounds

Nebraska Farmer: Nebraska dairies in search of another processor

by Curt Arens | Apr 24, 2018 A lack of dairy processors is slowing industry’s expansion. Dairying in Nebraska is a grand farming tradition. And the Nebraska State Dairy Association is one of the state’s oldest, continually operating producer organizations. There was a day when nearly every farm milked cows. According to the 2014 Dairy

Washington Monthly: How Rural America Got Milked

by Leah Douglas Corporate-run agricultural co-ops are squeezing the very farmers they’re supposed to protect. Making them work again could help revive the heartland. Should you ever find yourself crossing the Coon Prairie, you’ll come in good time to a place where the speed limit slows and a wooden sign reads “Velkommen til Westby.” Affixed

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