Agri-View: Make COOL mandatory

by R-CALF USA | November 30, 2017 Public Justice, the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Fund, Food & Water Watch, and Farm Aid have delivered the signatures of 37,299 Americans – demanding that the Commerce Department and the Trump Administration more generally follow through on the campaign promise to create a level playing field for independent domestic meat

R-CALF USA: Oklahoma Event Notice

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2017 Contact: Tatum Lee E-mail: tatumlee@r-calfusa.com Oklahoma Event Notice Who: R-CALF USA What: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard to make presentation: “How to Make the U.S. Cattle Industry Great Again.” Bullard will discuss his group’ successful lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for violating the U.S. Constitution in

The Wichita Eagle: NAFTA negotiations and its American beef

By Mike Schultz and Martin Rosas | September 21, 2017 While many across America have focused on the wreckage of American factories caused by the North American Free Trade Agreement, more families saw their livelihoods impacted by NAFTA hammering America’s beef industry. As a family farmer in Brewster and a union president who represents thousands

Billings Gazette: Guest opinion: Why Montana needs COOL again

By JEANNIE ALDERSON AND NICOLAI COCERGINE | September 19, 2017 Montana has been shaped by the image of the cattle industry. Cows grazing, hardy ranching families working the land and the rough-hewn hands of butchers are all iconic images of our state’s heritage. We represent two different ends of this heritage – the rancher who

Black Hills Fox: Tomi Lahren speaks for country of origin labeling at R-Calf convention

By Heather Janssen | Aug 26, 2017 It’s been a difficult couple of years for the cattle industry in recent times. Now farmers and ranchers are working towards a solution, coming together at the R-Calf Convention here in Rapid City. This is the organization’s 18th annual convention — this year they’re looking at the collapse

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