Opinion: To Find the Future of Food, We Need to Look to the Past

Feb 20, 2024 Taras Grescoe In his new book, The Lost Supper, author Taras Grescoe argues that we’ve become too far removed from farming and food production. The best hope for ensuring food security in the future lies in reacquainting ourselves with the lost and neglected agricultural practices from the past. The author in Turkey,…



Competitive Markets Groups Announce Congressional Award Winners, Legislator of the Year

Competitive Markets Action Thu, Feb 15, 2024, 1:29 PM MST8 min read Farmers and Ranchers applaud Members for their work to defeat the EATS Act and enact legislation to address checkoff corruption Rep. Alex Mooney, R-WV CMA President & OCM Secretary Marty Irby presents the Competitive Markets Legislator of the Year Award to Rep. Alex…



Behind the blockades: Witness joins France’s protesting farmers

France’s farmers are angry. They say they’re being strangled by a toxic combination of red tape, trade deals, unrealistic prices and ecological measures. Witness joins them as they head towards blockades in Paris. By Euronews Published on 09/02/2024 See full video “A handful of people are ruling the world.”Flora, French sheep farmer France’s farmers are angry….



European farmers stage new wave of protests

Feb. 15, 2024 In Europe–Tractors Keep Their Engines Running… Hello Here is another short Update No. 5 on the European Farmer Leaders Protest. I sent this out to U.S. farm leaders last night. Thank You, Bob Baker 703-554-5397 Director of Schiller Institute Agricultural Commission and Executive Intelligence News Service, Inc. www.EIR.NEWS European farmers stage new…



R-CALF: Over half our cattle producers are gone – America’s food security is at risk and Congress and the Administration need to wake up.

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release February 15, 2024   R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this week’s update on Facebook here Twitter here or view the web version here. Please find below R-CALF USA’s weekly opinion/commentary that discusses 2022 census…



Colorado Attorney General files lawsuit to stop Kroger-Albertsons merger

Colorado Attorney General files lawsuit to stop Kroger-Albertsons merger By Tony Gorman Matt Bloom/CPR NewsShoppers leave a City Market store in Cañon City on March 22, 2023. The potential $24.6 billion merger between the companies that own King Soopers and Safeway faces a legal challenge from the Colorado attorney general. AG Phil Weiser said in…



USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case with Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case with Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation Feb 14, 2024 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reached a consent decision with Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (Cargill) of Wichita, Kan., on Feb. 5, 2024, for violations of the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act. An investigation by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)…



NO FARM BILL WITHOUT COOL

Op-Ed by Gilles Stockton, Montana Cattlemen’s Association Director This is the year to reinstate Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) for beef. Actually, last year was the year to reinstate COOL – along with all of the other priorities that are supposed to be re-authorized in the Farm Bill. If Congress does not address COOL now, it will be…



Update No. 4 — European Farmer Led Protest

Farmer-led protests in Europe continue in many countries. Protest leaders and masses of farmers are rejecting the concessions offered early on by the European Union Brussels center, and by national governments. Farmers, plus truckers and others, including fishermen, are demanding real change. There is hot conflict from place to place. The EU is on the…



Pushback meets governor’s plan to ‘streamline’ approval of Nebraska livestock operations

Supporters seek to take ’emotion’ out of decisions; opponents say it removes public hearings and public input to ease OKs of more confinement operations BY: PAUL HAMMEL – FEBRUARY 7, 2024 Pork producers who own a processing plant in Fremont include Gov. Jim Pillen, the plant received a $25 million federal grant. (Keith Weller/USDA Agricultural…