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If you like birds and fish, hug a cow By Pat and Sharon O’Toole Sharon and Pat O’Toole | Writers on the Range By Pat and Sharon O’Toole | Writers on the Range August 10, 2020 You don’t hear this from former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt or the usual suspects whose goal is to end…



Building Food Security and Resilience in a Food Insecure World – Presented August 6, 2020

Building safe, efficient, and profitable pathways to the consumer “I think enough people have to do it to where we can show the marketplace how we aren’t being treated fairly at the farm and ranch gate, and that there is a whole lot more dollars available for the producer and a better deal for the…



Rounds Urges Inclusion of New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

07.30.20 Rounds Urges Inclusion of New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act in COVID-19 Relief Legislation WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today urged the Senate to include his legislation, the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act, in any future COVID-19 relief legislation. The bipartisan, bicameral bill would allow meat and…



Announcing new meat short course: The Western Meat School

Greetings! Can you help us spread the word to your networks and constituencies about the NMPAN organized meat course coming up this winter? See below. ******************************************************************* We are excited to announce a new hybrid learning short course for meat producers and processors called the Western Meat School. This is a collaborative effort of Oregon State…



JBS plans switch to beef at Mountain States Rosen lamb plant, leaving lamb producers high and dry

JBS plans switch to beef at Mountain States Rosen lamb plant, leaving lamb producers high and dry News | 23h ago Carrie Stadheim editorial The Jorgensen family has raised sheep for six generations in the United States, and longer than that in the "old country" of Norway. Photo courtesy Carson Jorgensen The impending purchase and…



Edible Communities – Consumers Hold The Key To Building A Better Meat System

You are here: Home / EDIBLE STORIES / Consumers Hold The Key To Building A Better Meat System July 10, 2020 By Marilyn Noble Consumers Hold The Key To Building A Better Meat System All it’s taken to expose the precarious state of our modern industrial meat supply is a tiny bit of infectious genetic…



The New Yorker: How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic, By Jane Mayer

How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic The secretive titan behind one of America’s largest poultry companies, who is also one of the President’s top donors, is ruthlessly leveraging the coronavirus crisis—and his vast fortune—to strip workers of protections. By Jane Mayer July 13, 2020 Ronald Cameron, the head of Mountaire, which critics call…



Farmers and animal rights activists are coming together to fight big factory farms

Farmers and animal rights activists are coming together to fight big factory farms Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have a new bill, and a new coalition, with far-reaching consequences. By Ezra Klein@ezraklein Jul 8, 2020, 8:10am EDT A farmworker at an egg farm in San Diego, California, on November 6, 2014. California voters passed an…



More than 120 Organizations Target Meatpacking Giant Tyson Foods for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19

120+ Organizations Target Meatpacking Giant Tyson Foods for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19 Food justice, labor, environmental, farming, and animal welfare organizations launch week of action, send letter to shareholders demanding worker protections. USDA LITTLE ROCK, AR—More than 120 groups launched a week of action against Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) demanding the company…



Cattle Industry Launches Petition Calling for Beef Checkoff Referendum

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America For Immediate Release July 7, 2020 R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here. Click here to view the web version. Cattle Industry Launches Petition Calling for Beef Checkoff Referendum Billings, Mont. – To celebrate their independence, several individual ranchers and…