Congress could beef up meatpacking oversight this fall. But obstacles to enforcement remain.

Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would add lawyers in the USDA to prosecute complaints under the Packers and Stockyards Act. Experts and advocates have said the law has been weakened over the previous decades. By Aruni Soni, Investigate Midwest 4 hours ago A century ago, Congress wrote a law intended to counteract…



Ranch Foods Direct August 2022 Customer Newsletter – “The great rural interests are human interests …”

CLICK HERE to read the full 4-page newsletter Fridays are a great day to visit the Peak to Plains Food Hub at 4635 Town Center Drive on the east side of Colorado Springs. Starting around 2:30 p.m., there’s a mid-afternoon farm stand set up by Ahavah Farms, offering fresh, high quality, regeneratively raised produce! Plus,…



R-CALF USA Sent Support to the Dutch Farmers Against Global Green Cartels

July 23, 2022 (EIRNS)–R-CALF USA, the largest association of independent cattlemen in the United States, on July 21, issued a statement of support to farmers in The Netherlands, protesting against the impossible green government mandates, to cut nitrous emissions and run-off by 2023. Bill Bullard, R-CALF USA CEO, stated, “Dutch farmers are facing an immediate…



Politico: In restricting repair, John Deere may be violating the Clean Air Act, advocates allege

Howdy, Montana President Walter Schweitzer is quoted in this article. Good job Walter! All the best, John K. Hansen, President Nebraska Farmers Union john www.nebraskafarmersunion.org 402-476-8815 Office 402-476-8859 Fax 402-476-8608 Home 402-580-8815 Cell 1305 Plum Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 AGRICULTURE In restricting repair, John Deere may be violating the Clean Air Act, advocates allege The…



Tyson Ordered To Pay Millions in Damages To Cattle Producer – “Tyson purchases, slaughters and then packs the Global Animal Partnership-certified cattle, which is almost exclusively sold to Whole Foods

Tyson Ordered To Pay Millions in Damages To Cattle Producer . (CBI) By Greg Henderson July 19, 2022 A jury in a New Mexico court has awarded a cattle producer a multi-million-dollar judgement against Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., over a contract dispute. A final judgement entered by U.S. District Judge Margaret Strickland ordered Tyson to…



Pilgrim’s Pride executives among those found not guilty of price-fixing

Note: Some of the best and more highly resourced lawyers are working for the industry. Of the five acquitted, three are former employees of Greeley-based Pilgrim’s Pride Pilgrim’s Pride executives among those found not guilty of price-fixing By Bob Van Voris | PUBLISHED: July 9, 2022 at 2:42 p.m. | UPDATED: July 9, 2022 at…



Wastelands – When Thousands of Hogs Are Your Neighbors, By Eric Schlosser

“The only question remaining, I think, is whether the economic rights of the agribusiness corporation are more important and will take priority over the basic human rights of people.” – John Ikerd When Thousands of Hogs Are Your Neighbors In “Wastelands,” Corban Addison tells the extraordinary story of how some North Carolina residents stood up…



Sysco accuses 4 largest beef processors of price fixing

Sysco accuses 4 largest beef processors of price fixing The nation’s largest food distributor has joined the other businesses accusing the four largest meat processors of working together to inflate beef prices By Josh Funk Ap Business Writer July 07, 2022, 4:15 PM FILE – In this June 10, 2020 file photo, cattle occupy a…



Nebraska Examiner: Stockholders sue Costco officials over alleged mistreatment of chickens grown too big

Stockholders sue Costco officials over alleged mistreatment of chickens grown too big NILES, IL – JUNE 16: A Kirkland Signature premium brand roasted rotisserie chicken sits at a Costco store June 16, 2005 in Niles, Illinois. The larger “big box” stores such as Costco, Target’s SuperTarget and Wal-Mart’s Supercenter stores are offering premium beef and…



Now is the time to take action and take a stand against industrial agriculture.

Your solidarity with SRAP allows us to expose corporate CAFOs who put profits above a food system that values people, animals, and the environment. Your solidarity with SRAP allows us to expose corporate CAFOs who put profits above a food system that values people, animals, and the environment. View in your browser Factory farms owned…