Food Maven – A Force for Good, or a Curse?

The Dollar store equivalent for used and excess food – Food Maven warehouse in Colorado Springs Hello Tamara,  Contrary to the positive theme of your Colorado Sun article, Food Maven is not a new innovative way to reduce food waste. They have simply diverted the value in excess food into their own bank account, leaving…



Bytable Inc. Awarded Over $430,000 in USDA Grant Funding

December 9, 2019 PRESS RELEASE BELOW COMPANY STATEMENT: We are incredibly excited and honored to announce Bytable has been awarded a Local Food Promotion Program grant of over $430,000 from the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service!With this award, our mission to create a regionally-focused food system that supports growth for sustainable and regenerative food producers, particularly…



How to Kill Rural Arkansas

How to Kill Rural Arkansas By Jared Phillips 12/6/2019 USDA Jared M. Phillips, PhD, is teaching assistant professor, International & Global Studies, University of Arkansas. Often lost in the haze of debates about cow farts and how farmers are ruining everything is a deeper story about the hollowing out of rural America — and by…



How millions of French shoppers are rejecting cut-price capitalism

How millions of French shoppers are rejecting cut-price capitalism When he learned of the plight of French dairy farmers, Nicolas Chabanne started a consumer revolution Jon Henley in Paris @jonhenley Wed 4 Dec 2019 Nicolas Chabanne promoting his milk brand, C’est qui le patron?!, in December 2018. Photograph: Stephane Grangier/Corbis/Getty Images The biggest-selling new food…



Agri-pulse: USDA’s efforts to trace cattle from hoof to plate face more headwinds

Agri-Pulse USDA’s efforts to trace cattle from hoof to plate face more headwinds 12/04/19 6:20 AM By Spencer Chase In 2007, then USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Bruce Knight announced plans for a National Animal Identification System, creating a template for "advancing animal traceability" that he said would be primarily focused on animal…



Food & Power – The Tradition of Public Food Markets Reemerges in Trump Country

Did someone forward you this newsletter? Get your own copy by subscribing here,and to share this story click here. Photo courtesy of iStock by Getty Images The Tradition of Public Food Markets Reemerges in Trump Country Baldwin, Florida, a town of roughly 1,600 residents west of Jacksonville, lost its last grocery store in 2018. Residents…



Jefferies completes National Beef stake sale to Marfrig, USCA cries foul

Jefferies completes National Beef stake sale to Marfrig, USCA cries foul By Rita Jane Gabbett on 12/3/2019 Jefferies Financial Group announced it closed the previously announced sale of its remaining 31% holdings in National Beef Packing Co. to Marfrig Global Foods and other shareholders. Jefferies received a total of about $970 million in cash, including…



How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms

Semi-automated pig barns now dominate large parts of rural Iowa. Photograph: Scott Morgan/The Observer Across the midwest, the rise of factory farming is destroying rural communities. And the massive corporations behind this devastation are now eyeing a post-Brexit UK market by Chris McGreal Sat 9 Mar 2019 11.30 EST Last modified on Sat 9 Mar 2019…



FOX: The death of Sidney, Nebraska: How a hedge fund destroyed ‘a good American town’

The death of Sidney, Nebraska: How a hedge fund destroyed ‘a good American town’ Charles Couger Major Republican donor Paul Singer has very few fans in this town of 6,300 people, where 80 percent of voters backed Donald Trump in 2016. Josh Brauer, (CQ) of Sidney Nebraska looks for friends and family as he stands…



Working Cows – Fighting Vertical Integration

Mike Callicrate is a rancher and advocate from Northwest Kansas. He has been a leading voice for fair and competitive markets for over two decades. I asked him to join me to discuss where we are in today’s cattle industry and what we can do to avoid losing control of our own operations. Listen to…