NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee

alls Bill a "Big Step Forward" in Enforcing Laws, Supporting a Fair Marketplace FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker, (202) 557-5328 NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee Calls Bill a "Big Step Forward" in Enforcing Laws, Supporting a Fair Marketplace WASHINGTON,…



Booker, Tester, Merkley, Warren Introduce Bill to Impose Moratorium on Large Agribusiness Mergers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2022 CONTACT: Maya_Krishna-Rogers Booker, Tester, Merkley, Warren Introduce Bill to Impose Moratorium on Large Agribusiness Mergers Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jon Tester (D-MT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2022, legislation that…



The Climate Crisis and the future of the US beef industry, By Dennis Olson

The Climate Crisis and the future of the US beef industry Published: 16/05/2022 Rebuilding the U.S. cattle herd is imperative for labor standards, climate stability and a just transition for meat workers Dennis Olson, UFCW At its peak, Cargill’s beef plant in Plainview, Texas employed 2000 workers with good paying union jobs and generous benefits,…



Report Exposes Meatpacking Monopoly’s Fake Shortages During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2022 Media Contact: Dee Laninga, Farm Action, 202-450-0094, dlaninga Report Exposes Meatpacking Monopoly’s Fake Shortages During Pandemic Heavy lobbying of industry-captured government harmed workers and emptied grocery shelves, while meatpackers increased exports and profits Washington, DC — Yesterday, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a blockbuster report revealing…



What does a better food system look like? | Mike Callicrate | No-Bull Food News

What does a better food system look like? Why a local/regional food system would change the game in regards to feeding your family quality foods and keeping farmers and ranchers in business. Begin by getting out of the box …



AAI Advisor Robert Taylor Issues New Analysis on the Market Power Problem in Beef

Economic & Policy Analysis AAI Advisor Robert Taylor Issues New Analysis on the Market Power Problem in Beef, Lays Out New Policy Framework for Ensuring Competition and Fairness in Cattle and Beef Markets April 27, 2022 | C. Robert Taylor Today, AAI Advisor and agricultural economist, C. Robert Taylor (Alfa Professor Emeritus in the College…



The Butchers from Brazil: The corporate colossus devouring Australia’s food business

The Butchers from Brazil: The corporate colossus devouring Australia’s food business Posted Mon 25 Apr 2022, 8:30pm “I was gutted. Please not JBS taking over our abattoir.” Tammi Jonas, Australian pig farmer The Butchers from Brazil: The corporate colossus devouring Australia’s food business See Video "The control they exert is enormous." Pork producer, Victoria JBS…



Industrial Agriculture and Urban Sprawl – A model of growth that’s made to fail.

April 15, 2022 Industrial Agriculture and Urban Sprawl – A model of growth that’s made to fail. by Mike Callicrate The world is running out of fresh water. Day Zero, when the water runs out, is coming soon, especially to places like Colorado and the High Plains. The Arkansas and South Platte rivers that flow…



Cargill Dynasty Gets Richer As Ukraine War Sends Food Prices Soaring

America’s wealthiest agriculture family has gotten even richer as the Ukraine war sends food prices skyrocketing Hannah Towey Apr 9, 2022, 9:59 AM Martha "Muffy" MacMillan speaks during Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations in 2015. She is one of 12 billionaire heirs to the Cargill dynasty. Jemal Countess/Getty Images The Cargills, an agricultural…



False labeling claims in Whole Foods’ “raised without antibiotics” beef

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2022 Media Contact: Dee Laninga, dlaninga, 202-450-0094 Farm Groups Urge USDA to Investigate Whole Foods’ “Antibiotic-Free” Claims for Public Safety and Market Fairness Washington, D.C. — Today Farm Action and the American Grassfed Association called on the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to take immediate action in response to…