ICON signs national letter to President Trump – Get rid of Secretary Perdue!

Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) 432 N. 10th Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822, (308) 880-1505 IndependentCattlemen www.IndependentCattlemen.com Feb. 5, 2020– NEWS RELEASE For more information, contact: ICON President: Jim Dinklage 402-340-6791 ICON Director: Al Davis 308-458-9948 ICON Communications Director: Maureen Cain 308-880-1505 ICON signs national letter to President Trump The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska have…



Western Ag Reporter: Checkoff, Check-mate – Part I (AWA and OCM quoted throughout)

Checkoff, Check-mate — Part I Published February 13, 2020 Category: Front Page Stories by Mayzie Purviance In recent years, producers have questioned the Beef Checkoff program. Is it worth it? What are my dollars going toward? Can you trust the individuals controlling the money? In a two-part series both sides of the great checkoff debate…



CNN – How a beloved organic grocery chain collapsed

How a beloved organic grocery chain collapsed Nathaniel Meyersohn and Alicia Wallace In 2016, a homegrown grocery chain hit the big time. © Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda / Orlando Sentinel Lucky’s Market Kroger, America’s largest supermarket chain, took a majority stake in Lucky’s Market, a Boulder, Colorado, grocer known for its farmers-market-style stores that aimed to…



OFF THE CUFF: Taking a stand for values – Big Ag “is sucking up the hard-earned dollars of family farmers …”

OFF THE CUFF: Taking a stand for values D.E. Smoot Off the Cuff Family farmers filed for protection from creditors in 2019 at an accelerated pace in bankruptcy courts across the nation. An analysis of federal court records conducted by American Farm Bureau found Chapter 12 filings this past year increased 20 percent from the…



NYT: Farm Bailout Paid to Brazilian Meat Processor Angers Lawmakers

Farm Bailout Paid to Brazilian Meat Processor Angers Lawmakers Lawmakers want to know why a Brazilian-owned company got payments from a program aimed to help American farmers weather President Trump’s trade war. A meat-processing center owned by JBS in Beardstown, Ill., in July. Credit…Whitney Curtis for The New York Times By Maggie Haberman and Alan…



New Mexico rancher files lawsuit over ‘misleading’ beef labels

USDA supports misleading and false labels on beef. See video by: Jackie Kent Posted: Feb 6, 2020 / 06:05 PM MST / Updated: Feb 7, 2020 / 12:19 PM MST ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico rancher has filed a lawsuit against four big companies claiming their “Produced in the U.S.A.” promise is plastered on…



An Elder Statesman of Sustainable Ag Looks to the ‘Regenerative Generation’

Fred Kirschenmann speaking to a panel. Photo by Ben Hider, courtesy of Stone Barns. When it comes to farming organically and building resilient, sustainable agricultural systems, Fred Kirschenmann is a prominent and oft-awarded elder statesman. And while you might expect him to be reflective (he’ll be 85 on February 4), the pioneering organic farmer is…



R-CALF USA to Challenge Ruling in Checkoff Case; Ruling Affirms Progress Already Made in Reforming Checkoff

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here. R-CALF USA to Challenge Ruling in Checkoff Case; Ruling Affirms Progress Already Made in Reforming Checkoff Billings, Mont. – On Wednesday, the magistrate judge assigned to R-CALF USA’s lawsuit alleging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) operation of…



Beef Checkoff Prevails In Crucial Court Ruling

Beef Checkoff Prevails In Crucial Court Ruling Greg Henderson January 29, 2020 02:52 PM Checkoff wins legal decision ( FJ ) A Montana magistrate judge granted summary judgement Wednesday (Jan. 29, 2020) to the government and the 15 qualified state beef councils targeted in the R-CALF vs. Sonny Perdue lawsuit. That decision will now be…



The Criminals Win Again: JBS Signs Deal to Increase Sales to China

The Criminals Win Again: JBS Signs Deal to Increase Sales to China January 28, 2020 OCM Staff JBS has done it again. Today, Meatingplace reports the Brazilian meatpacking giant’s South American arm has secured a deal to sell over $700 million dollars worth of beef, pork, and poultry to China per year under its Friboi…