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NetNebraska.org: Consolidation In The Livestock Industry May Get A Boost Since Proposed USDA Rule Won’t Take Effect

by Grant Gerlock | November 7, 2017 The Trump administration is following up on promises to ease agriculture industry regulations. The latest rule to be withdrawn would have made it easier for producers to raise objections if they thought meatpackers weren’t giving them a fair price. Between the time a cut of steak or pound

New Food Economy: Big Meat just won a 100-year battle. Wait, what?

by Joe Fassler, H. Claire Brown | October 17th , 2017 On Tuesday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was withdrawing the Farmer Fair Practice rules—or the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (“GIPSA”) rules, as they’re more commonly known—effectively saying, “Know what? Never mind.” It was a devastating blow to

The Topeka Capital-Journal: Tyson to build $320 million poultry processing plant in northeast Kansas, generate 1,600 jobs

By Tim Carpenter | September 5, 2017 TONGANOXIE — Tyson Foods executives and government leaders divulged details Tuesday of a $320 million chicken processing plant to be constructed in Leavenworth County that could generate 1,600 jobs in northeast Kansas after starting production in mid-2019. The 300-acre project south of Tonganoxie near Interstate 70 would have


Bloomberg: That Chicken From Whole Foods Isn’t So Special Anymore

By Deena Shanker and Polly Mosendz | August 14, 2017, 3:00 AM MDT Big poultry and meat producers have absorbed many of the organic grocer’s practices—and become its suppliers. Whole Foods Market Inc. doesn’t just sell chickens. It sells shoppers on the idea of chickens raised and treated better than prevailing standards: no antibiotics, no

CommonDreams.org: Factory Farm Meat: Why Vegetarians, Ranchers and Conscious Omnivores Need to Unite

by Ronnie Cummins The large meat industry interests have monopolized the market by brainwashing the public into believing that cheap meat, from animals raised on brutal factory farms, is the best we can do. It’s a lie. For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to

NY Times: Immigrants Keep an Iowa Meatpacking Town Alive and Growing

By PATRICIA COHEN MAY 29, 2017 Waves of Asian, African and Latino newcomers have filled jobs at pork, egg and turkey plants where wages have fallen and work has grown more grueling. STORM LAKE, Iowa — When Dan Smith first went to work at the pork processing plant in Storm Lake in 1980, pretty much

Bloomberg BNA: As Factory Farms Spread, So Do Toxic Tort Cases

May 5, 2017 By Steven M. Sellers Large factory farms increasingly occupy rural landscapes once dotted with small family farms, and their concentrated waste has produced a wave of toxic tort litigation. Known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, the facilities confine and raise large populations of livestock. Environmentalists say these operations supply food to such