Successful Farming: LAWMAKERS SHRUG AT GRASSLEY CALL FOR LIVESTOCK REFORM

LAWMAKERS SHRUG AT GRASSLEY CALL FOR LIVESTOCK REFORM By Chuck Abbott 10/8/2021 Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley urged reauthorization of mandatory price reporting, telling the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday that it is the ideal vehicle for ensuring cattle producers get a fair price from meatpackers. But few committee members got on board with the idea,…



Omaha World Herald Editorial: Restore fairness and transparency to the cattle market

Editorial: Restore fairness and transparency to the cattle market · Omaha World Herald Editorial staff · 10.3.21 · · Agriculture towers as an economic engine in Nebraska, and cattle production accounts for the largest share of the state’s ag value. Nebraska is home to more than 20,000 breeding and feeding operations, most family-owned. The health…



Agweek: 2 rulings allow lawsuits challenging beef checkoffs, meatpackers to go on

Howdy, We are now more able to discuss our joint pending price fixing lawsuit against the meatpackers more openly. I am cautiously optimistic about our chances for success. 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 2…



NBC News: The price of meat is going up. Ranchers and corporations are split on why.

NBC News 10.2.21 The price of meat is going up. Ranchers and corporations are split on why. Fed up with the meatpacking industry, some farmers are opening their own small meat processing plants while the Biden White House works to create new meat regulations Damon Watson on his cattle farm in Council Hill, Okla.Christopher Creese…



9.26.21 Morning Ag Clips: NFU announces campaign to fight monopolies in agriculture

NFU announces campaign to fight monopolies in agriculture MT Senator Tester and MN Attorney General Ellison join "Fairness for Farmers" campaign launch PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 "Today, we launched the Fairness for Farmers campaign. This endeavor has clear goals: to curtail consolidation in agriculture and bust the monopolies, which hurts farmers, ranchers and consumers,”…



9.27.21 Omaha World Herald: The State of Beef: Producers ask Congress to increase competition among packers

The State of Beef: Producers ask Congress to increase competition among packers · Henry J. Cordes · 9.27.21 · Omaha World Herald Republican U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer on the ranch she owns with her husband, Bruce, near Valentine, Nebraska. A bill she authored would require meatpackers to acquire more of the cattle they slaughter through…



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Supply and demand or meatpacker consolidation — who is right in beef over beef? · Henry J. Cordes · 9.26.21 · Omaha World Herald · · On a recent “Feeder Flash,” a daily video on cattle markets produced for a Nebraska auction house, commentator Corbitt Wall noted that the major meatpackers were bidding on very…



Modern Farmer: National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Break Up Agricultural Monopolies

National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Break Up Agricultural Monopolies – Modern Farmer National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Break Up Agricultural Monopolies SEP 22, 2021 Emily Baron Cadloff Modern Farmer The Fairness for Farmers campaign launched with support from Minnesota and Montana senators. A new campaign wants fairness for farmers. Photography by StockMediaSeller, The…



The UN Food Systems Summit is hogwash. It is a threat to peoples’ food sovereignty.

The UN Food Systems Summit is hogwash. It is a threat to peoples’ food sovereignty La Via Campesina’s Press Statement | September 22nd 2021, Harare: La Via Campesina is among scores of other social movements of organized small-scale food producers, workers and indigenous people boycotting the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), slated to take…



Ag Web: Senators Vie To Reestablish Mandatory COOL

Senators Vie To Reestablish Mandatory COOL | AgWeb Ag Web Senators Vie To Reestablish Mandatory COOL .(File photo) By GREG HENDERSON September 8, 2021 The American Beef Labeling Act was announced by four U.S Senators on Wednesday that would reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for beef. The legislation will be formally introduced next…