CommonDreams.org: Factory Farm Meat: Why Vegetarians, Ranchers and Conscious Omnivores Need to Unite

by Ronnie Cummins The large meat industry interests have monopolized the market by brainwashing the public into believing that cheap meat, from animals raised on brutal factory farms, is the best we can do. It’s a lie. For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to




New Food Economy: How carbon farming could halt climate change

by Laura Sayre August 10th, 2017 Soil holds more carbon than the atmosphere and all vegetation combined. But who’s going to convince more farmers to farm with carbon levels in mind? We can’t say we weren’t warned. For years, scientists have argued that human civilization must prevent the planet’s average annual temperature from rising by



South Dakota Stockgrowers Association to Cosponsor Tomi Lahren Speech

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America For Immediate Release: August 14, 2017 Media Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406:252-2516; r-calfusa South Dakota Stockgrowers Association to Cosponsor Tomi Lahren Speech Billings, Mont. – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDSGA) has joined with R-CALF USA to cosponsor Rapid City, S.D., native Tomi Lahren’s keynote address at



OCM Posts my comments and Grandson Henry Mark’s “1979 DC Tractorcade” Video on their website

Howdy, If you have not yet seen Grandson Henry’s video yet, I think you will enjoy it. It is posted on OCM’s website. It was shown to their annual gathering Saturday noon at their luncheon. To see, click on the link below: http://competitivemarkets.com/farmers-stand-up-tractorcade-protest-of-1978-1979-by-henry-marks/ Below are my comments I sent last night and were posted today.



Family Farm Action Unveiled at OCM Conference

By Greg Henderson August 11, 2017 02:02 PM Vowing to fight what it calls the “economic power that a few multi-national corporations have over family farmers and rural America,” the non-profit Family Farm Action was launched today during the Organization for Competitive Markets conference in Kansas City, Mo. Family Farm Action is described as “a




Farm Tenancy In Kansas 1917-2017

by Tom Giessel, Larned, Kansas The Twentieth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture was published in 1917. The very first chapter was dedicated to the topic of Rural Welfare and began with an article by George E. Putnam, Associate Professor of Economics in Lawrence, Kansas. He devoted the first twenty pages to



Politico: OCM to launch family farm pac

By JENNY HOPKINSON with help from Helena Bottemiller Evich, Kaitlyn Burton and John Lauinger | 08/11/2017 The Organization for Competitive Markets — a group that advocates against consolidation in the agriculture sector — is starting a PAC today. It will “support candidates who stand up for independent family farms and our rural communities” for state




Food & Power: Farmers Ramp Up Campaign Against Bayer Takeover of Monsanto ​

The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) last week said it plans to bring an injunction against Bayer to stop the German corporation’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. The announcement comes as farmers and antitrust advocates across the country organize against the looming merger of the two agrochemical giants, which they say would have dire consequences




Food & Water Watch: The True Price of a $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken

by Krissy Kasserman | 08.4.17 Costco may be a media darling, but its proposed use of contract farming is anything but progressive. Forbes recently named Costco to its list of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies most loved by liberals. Maybe that’s because Costco CEO Craig Jelinek has championed important causes like a livable wage



Bloomberg: Warren Blocks Trump’s Pick for Antitrust Chief

By Sara Forden and Billy House | August 7, 2017 Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren put a “hold” on the confirmation of Makan Delrahim, President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Justice Department’s antitrust division, delaying a vote until at least September, according to two people familiar with the matter. The delay means Delrahim remains on