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

Tomi Lahren to Keynote R-CALF USA Convention

Billings, Mont. – Tomi Lahren, a conservative political commentator and rising star of social media will be the keynote speaker at R-CALF USA’s 18th Annual Convention to be held August 25 and 26, 2017, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota. Last year, BBC News stated Lahren was “bigger than Trump

New Food Economy: Does “Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner” violate the First Amendment? In Montana, a judge says yes

by Joe Fassler | June 27th , 2017 A state District Court hands independent ranchers a long-awaited win. Last week, the United States District Court for the District of Montana issued a decision that could have major implications for the beef industry inside the state and beyond. Judge Brian Morris upheld a lower court’s decision

Harvest Public Media: American Beef Industry Gets Ready To Send A Bull Back Into China’s Shops

By Luke Runyon • Jun 15, 2017 After coming to an agreement with U.S. trade officials to bring American beef to China after a 14-year hiatus, the most populous country in the world is set to once again import U.S.-raised beef. To take advantage of the massive new market, however, the U.S. cattle industry is

NPR: Chinese Chicken Is Headed To America, But It’s Really All About The Beef

May 12, 2017 Cooked chicken from birds grown and raised in China soon will be headed to America — in a trade deal that’s really about beef. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Thursday night that the U.S. was greenlighting Chinese chicken imports and getting U.S. beef producers access to China’s nearly 1.4 billion consumers. But


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

OCM Press Release: USDA Claims Confidentiality for 12,000 Pages of Federal Checkoff Spending Records

April 3, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCM Moves Forward in Freedom of Information Case despite USDA’s Attempt to Conceal NCBA’s Abuses of Beef Checkoff Funds LINCOLN, NE – March 31, 2017 was the USDA’s court-ordered deadline to choose transparency or secrecy in a lawsuit over records from an audit initiated in 2011 of the federal

DTN Progressive Farmer: Divide on Livestock Rules: Battle Continues Over Proposed Rule Changes to Packers and Stockyards Law

Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 3/24/2017 | 3:47 PM CDT OMAHA (DTN) — Major livestock and meatpacker groups on Friday called on USDA to withdraw proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act. The extended comment period ended Friday for an interim final rule and proposed rules under the Grain Inspection, Packers and

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

Finally R-CALF gets the opportunity to debate NCBA … over Tomi Lahren’s defense of ranchers

Tomi Lahren stands up for US ranchers against NCBA and multinational meat packers. NCBA responds to Tomi Lahren’s interview with R-CALF member Taylor Haynes. Bill Bullard presents the actual facts.