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

R-CALF USA: Group Reflects on How It Helped Strengthen BSE Disease Safeguards for U.S. Consumers and Cattlemen

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2017 Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com Billings, Mont. – In the wake of the discovery of a cow in Alabama infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) that did not enter the U.S. food supply, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement regarding his organization’s

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

Reorg Research: US Cattle Group Explores Legal Action Against JBS, Alleges Antitrust Wrongdoing

July 06, 2017 07:53 The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-Calf USA), which represents U.S. cattle growers, is talking to attorneys to explore ways in which it can litigate against JBS to address wrongdoing related to anti-trust activities that the company is allegedly involved in, the CEO of the group told Reorg Research. Bill Bullard said

Reason.com: Momentum Building to Cast Off USDA Checkoff Marketing Programs

by Baylen Linnekin | July 8, 2017 Two lawsuits and action in Congress indicate wasteful, unconstitutional mandates may be on their way out. Last week, a federal court in Montana handed an important victory to opponents of USDA checkoff programs. As I describe in my recent book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us, USDA checkoff

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

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

Food Safety News: U.S. cattlemen see opportunity to reopen JBS anti-trust issue

By News Desk | June 12, 2017 Some U.S. cattle ranchers are seeing an opportunity in the way JBS Corp. has gotten itself tied up in Brazil’s political scandal. JBS USA is the wholly owned subsdiary of JBS S.A., the Brazilian corporation that is the world’s largest fresh beef and pork processor with sales of

New Food Economy: Dairy farmers still have to pay to help Domino’s market this pizza

June 1st , 2017 by Baylen J. Linnekin But a growing chorus of politicians and advocates think mandatory checkoffs could use a little transparency. In 2010, Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter, exposed how a government-created entity was using “checkoff” money it raised through federally-mandated fees it charged America’s dairy farmers