Poultry industry executives indicted on price-fixing charges

Poultry industry executives indicted on price-fixing charges By Susan Kelly on 6/3/2020 A grand jury in Denver has indicted four current and former poultry industry executives, including Pilgrim’s Pride Chief Executive Jayson Penn, on charges of conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens from 2012 to 2017, the Department of Justice announced…



U.S. indicts four chicken executives, alleges price fixing

U.S. indicts four chicken executives, alleges price fixing Reuters June 3, 2020 1:09 PM EDT WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have indicted four officials from two chicken companies for allegedly fixing prices and rigging bids for broiler chickens across the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Wednesday. The four executives…



Senate bill positive step to help reform cattle market – NCBA and KLA own this mess …

The COVID-19 disaster now marks the biggest theft in cattle market history. Senate bill positive step to help reform cattle market Jun 1, 2020 I have put off writing about these problems for months, just hoping more of you farmers, ranchers and cattle feeders would wake up and see the light I have several friends…



Farmers to America: We Can’t Breathe. Generations of farmers have fought the system. Why won’t they act now?

Farmers to America: We Can’t Breathe. Generations of farmers have fought the system. Why won’t they act now? Published on June 2, 2020 By Alan Lewis “I can’t breathe.” For 75 years this is the cry we have heard from generations of our American farmers. Year after year, federal policy makers have emboldened centralized management…



YES!: Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies

Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies Jacob Butler checks on grapes in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community garden. YES! photo by Tristan Ahtone. From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve…



June 2020 Ranch Foods Direct Customer Newsletter

PLEASE NOTE: New summer hours at our Fillmore store Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat for your shopping convenience! Come see us. (Town Center store hours will remain the same.) Ranch Foods Direct, 1228 E. Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907



American Farmers, Ranchers and Food Workers Call for Better Worker Protections at Meatpacking Plants to Stop COVID-19 Outbreaks and Protect Food Supply

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2020 CONTACT: Abraham White, awhite Angel Amaya, aamaya American Farmers, Ranchers and Food Workers Call for Better Worker Protections at Meatpacking Plants to Stop COVID-19 Outbreaks and Protect Food Supply Diverse Group Makes Urgent Call on Trump Administration to Take Immediate Safety Steps to Prevent Ongoing Spread of COVID-19 Union…



Reuters: Brazilian appeals court authorizes Batista brothers to go back to JBS parent J&F

Brazilian appeals court authorizes Batista brothers to go back to JBS parent J&F FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s billionaire businessman Joesley Batista is pictured at the Brasilia international airport, after giving testimony in Brasilia, Brazil, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian appeals court STJ on Tuesday authorized the return of billionaire brothers Joesley…



The Laurel Outlook: COVID 19 exposes food insecurity, By Walter Schweitzer

The Laurel Outlook Thursday, May 28, 2020 COVID 19 exposes food insecurity By Walter Schweitzer, President, Montana Farmers Union Guest Commentary Thursday, May 28, 2020 When I looked up “food security” this definition made the most sense to me. “Food security incorporates a measure of resilience to future disruption or unavailability of critical food supply…



Ag commissioner encouraged by Trump order to DOJ to investigate packers for cattle market manipulation

Ag commissioner encouraged by Trump order to DOJ to investigate packers for cattle market manipulation May 28, 2020 By Brandon Moseley Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate (R) thanked President Donald J. Trump (R) for asking the Department of Justice to investigate the Big Four meatpackers for possible market manipulation of the…