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

Harvest Public Media: Farm Economy Downturn Prompts Fears Of A ‘Crisis’

By Peggy Lowe Of all the expensive machinery Tom Giessel worked during the 2017 wheat harvest, his favorite sits in the office of his home. It’s a microfilm machine, the kind found in a high school library. Giessel uses it for his work as the historian of the National Farmers Union, the nation’s second-largest farm

Bloomberg: Perdue Lauds Nafta as Boon for Farmers as Renegotiation Looms

By Alan Bjerga | June 19, 2017, 4:19 PM MDT U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and his counterparts from Canada and Mexico lauded Nafta’s benefits to farmers as they began to lay the foundation for broader negotiations to modify an accord that President Donald Trump once called a “disaster.” Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and


The Washington Post: Trump’s sudden preoccupation with Canadian milk, explained

By Caitlin Dewey April 25 at 2:18 PM President Trump is escalating his tough talk on Canada, vowing to fight that country’s trade stance on milk after the Commerce Department imposed a punishing tariff on Canadian softwood lumber on Monday. On Twitter Tuesday morning, Trump said that “Canada has made business for our dairy farmers


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

Will Trump decide that COOL is ‘best for America’?

By Dan Flynn | November 22, 2016 As a surrogate speaker this past August for then-candidate Donald J. Trump, former Ohio Republican Congressman Bob McEwen gave a fiery speech to a gathering of independent activist cattlemen from 18 states gathered at the Little America Hotel in Cheyenne, WY. He passionately argued for property rights and