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

Daily KOS: Trump Administration: Imported Meat May Be Labelled “Product of U.S.A.”

By Paul Bland for Public Justice | Friday Jun 30, 2017 · 7:45 AM MDT Your Fourth-of-July Barbeque Isn’t As American As You Thought The self-proclaimed nationalist, pro-rancher Trump Administration has decided to let Industrial Agriculture flat-out lie to meat-eating American consumers about where their food was raised. The timing of this betrayal is pretty

Global Meat News: USDA sued by meat industry over country of origin labelling

By Aidan Fortune | 22-Jun-2017 A lawsuit has been filed against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in an attempt to force it to re-introduce country of origin labelling. The Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPW) filed the lawsuit in the United States District

Midwest Producer: Why mandatory COOL?

June 08, 2017 1:45 pm • By Bill Bullard Chief Executive Officer, R-CALF USA Protecting competition is a legitimate role of government, particularly when many sellers have few buyers. This is true in our cattle industry. Four packers purchase 85 percent of the tens of millions of cattle raised each year by hundreds of thousands

Joe For America: How America Lost Its COOL!

By The Cavalry Group on April 15, 2017 A trip to the produce and meat sections of your local grocery store will yield product labels from a dizzying number of foreign countries. Farm-raised Tilapia from China, shrimp from Taiwan, blue berries from Chile, lamb from New Zealand, strawberries from Mexico, wild-caught Halibut from Canada, and


York News-Times: NCBA, what’s the deal?

Kerry Hoffschneider Apr 11, 2017 It is important for the farming and ranching community as well as the general public to know about the efforts of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) as they continue to move forward to uncover what is truly going on with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) use of Beef

Colorado Democrats Defeat Effort to Reinstate COOL

Denver, Colo. – Yesterday, the Democratic leadership of the Colorado General Assembly’s House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee, Chair Jeni James Arndt and Vice-chair Diane Mitsch Bush, led the defeat of a measure that would have informed Colorado consumers of the origins of beef they purchase for themselves and their families. In a 7

KCA: R-Calf USA CEO, Bill Bullard, Speaks at KCA Regional Meeting in Corning, Kansas

Press Release Contact Tyler Dupy Telephone 785-238-1483 Cell 785-209-2584 Email cowsrus@kansascattlemen.com Website www.kansascattlemen.com March 28, 2017 Members of the Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) and others from the agriculture community came together in Corning, Kansas during a regional meeting on March 23, 2017. Tyler Dupy, KCA Executive Director, provided a presentation clarifying differences between KCA and

OCM: Sen. Roberts Tells Trump to Forget COOL While Brazil’s Rotten Meat Scandal Widens Worldwide

March 24 Two of the world’s largest meat companies, Brazilian meatpackers JBS and BRF, have been exposed for exporting rotten beef and trying to cover it up with cancer-causing acid products. Bloomberg reports that “Brazilian prosecutors allege some sausages and cold cuts contained animal parts such as pig heads, that some meat products were adulterated

New Food Economy: One of the biggest fights in food is about to become a civil war

by Joe Fassler | March 9th , 2017 How the bitter debate over a producer-funded organic “checkoff” program reveals a movement’s growing pains—and the fault lines of American agriculture The history of the organic movement has been marked by vigorous debate about the meaning of the word, which priorities matter most, and who gets to