October 2, 2019: Rally to Stop the Stealin’! #FairCattleMarkets Now

Organization for Competitive Markets is hosting a rally and meeting to Stop the Stealin’! in Omaha, Nebraska on October 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The event will be held at the Ramada Inn at 3321 South 72nd Street. Last week, producers were losing over $200.00 per head while the monopoly meatpackers like…



Organization for Competitive Markets: October 2, 2019: Rally to Stop the Stealin’! #FairCattleMarkets Now

posted September 20, 2019 Organization for Competitive Markets is hosting a rally and meeting to Stop the Stealin’! in Omaha, Nebraska on October 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The event will be held at the Ramada Inn at 3321 South 72nd Street. Last week, producers were losing over $200.00 per head while…



The Economist: What companies are for

Competition, not corporatism, is the answer to capitalism’s problems August 22, 2019 edition ACROSS THE West, capitalism is not working as well as it should. Jobs are plentiful, but growth is sluggish, inequality is too high and the environment is suffering. You might hope that governments would enact reforms to deal with this, but politics…



India – Farmers, Middlemen and the Way Out

Farmers, Middlemen and the Way Out Sumbul Mashhadi discusses the restrictive nature of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act which has made the existence of middlemen in agriculture inevitable, stripping farmers of their right on their produce. The prescribed ‘mandis’ by APMC fetch farmers poor returns on their crops, find out how. By Sumbul…



NPR: USDA Offers Pork Companies A New Inspection Plan, Despite Opposition

An employee handles sides of pork on a conveyor at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo. – Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images by Dan Charles | September 17, 2019 For the first time in half a century, the U.S. government just revised the way that it inspects pork slaughterhouses. The change has…



Six Actions Sonny Perdue Can Take Today to Save the U.S. Cattle Market

Six Actions Sonny Perdue Can Take Today to Save the U.S. Cattle Market September 18, 2019 OCM Staff USDA Secretary can make the difference, but will he? No matter whether you call yourself a farmer or a rancher; no matter if you raise cattle, hogs, chickens or row crops; whether you are a citizen-consumer who…



Google under antitrust investigation by 50 attorneys general – Meatpackers next?

Meatpacking should be next – Break ‘em up! Google under antitrust investigation by 50 attorneys general They will focus on the company’s ad and search business first By Makena Kelly September 9, 2019 2:59 pm Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images On Monday, 50 attorneys general from US states and territories signed onto an antitrust investigation…



New York Times: ‘Super Size Me 2’ Review: Beware That ‘Healthy Chicken’

Morgan Spurlock and his brood in “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!”CreditCreditSamuel Goldwyn Films The second Morgan Spurlock cinematic dining outing takes fast food out of the fire and into the deep fryer. by Glenn Kenny | September 5, 2019 The activist documentarian Morgan Spurlock blended Michael Moore-style showmanship with Gen X bro appeal in…



The Irish Times: Beef farmers urge producers to ‘keep cattle at home’ as protests spread

Beef farmers protest over prices for their animals during a picket at the Dawn Meats plant in Grannagh, Co Kilkenny. Protesters call on Minister to intervene as 18 beef processing plants picketed by Tim O’Brien, Sarah Slater | August 6, 2019 Members of the farmers’ group Beef Plan Movement who are protesting against prices paid…



AgriLand: Beef trade: Protests continue at factory gates

by Niall Claffey Sep 3, 2019 Farmers are continuing to protest outside the gates of certain beef processing plants, and the latest kill figures from the department of agriculture’s beef kill database indicate that just over 34,185 cattle were slaughtered during the week ending August 25 – a decrease of 3,857 head from the previous…