Month: <span>January 2019</span>

The American Conservative: The Conservative Case for Antitrust

by Jonathan Tepper | January 28, 2019 This is American tradition: supporting capitalism with free and competitive markets over monopolies and concentrated wealth. On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump did not sound too far from Bernie Sanders. Trump appealed to working class voters telling them, “It’s not just the political system that’s rigged,…



Ag Journal: Grassroots networks rally around soil health

Grassroots networks rally around soil health By Candace Krebs / For the Ag Journal Posted Jan 10, 2019 at 4:14 PM Farmers eager to adopt environmentally restorative farming practices are finding support among grassroots soil health advocates who started out as ordinary consumers but became increasingly concerned about how food is produced and whether it…



Inside Climate News: Industrial Agriculture, an Extraction Industry Like Fossil Fuels, a Growing Driver of Climate Change

by Georgina Gustin | January 25, 2019 Industrial farming encourages practices that degrade the soil and increase emissions, while leaving farmers more vulnerable to damage as the planet warms. On his farm in southwestern Iowa, Seth Watkins plants several different crops and raises cattle. He controls erosion and water pollution by leaving some land permanently…



R-CALF – Beef Demand Up But Cattle Prices Down

Media Contact: Bill Bullard, R-CALF USA CEO r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com, (406) 252-2516 View and share this news release on Facebook here . Beef Demand Up But Cattle Prices Down Op-ed by Bill Bullard, CEO, R-CALF USA A recent news release posted on a website bearing the Beef Checkoff Logo and titled, "Beef Demand . . . It’s…



Stacy Mitchel on why Amazon is a threat to our democracy

Episode Info What does Amazon want from us? For consumers, Amazon can be a frictionless gateway to find everything from bed frames to dog food, baby clothes to award winning original tv series. There’s nothing quite like it – a position they’re in not by accident but by design. Amazon became the behemoth we know…



Now This: Author Denise Hearn on the Hidden Cause of U.S. Inequality

posted January 2, 2019 “Capitalism without competition is not capitalism.” — The hidden reason economic inequality is on the rise is right in front our noses.



Op-Med: Say It Like It Is: Sugar Is a Drug

by Lisa Nelson, MD Family Medicine | January 17, 2019 One of the things that baffles me most about modern medicine is our failure to clearly and effectively make the link between diet and chronic disease to our patients. In a recent CNBC posting on fatty liver disease, the new “silent killer,” I didn’t find…



DeLauro to Introduce Bill Requiring USDA to Prioritize American Agriculture in Food Purchases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2019 CONTACT: Will Serio: 202-225-3661 DeLauro to Introduce Bill Requiring USDA to Prioritize American Agriculture in Food Purchases Bill Ensures Trade Aid Money Does Not Go to Foreign Companies Like JBS WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today announced she will introduce the Buy American Agriculture Act, new legislation…



New Bill Would Require USDA to Buy American First

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2019 New Bill Would Require USDA to Buy American First Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) announced today she will file legislation to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from lining the pockets of global corporations at the expense of U.S. taxpayers and family farmers. Known as the…



Omaha World-Herald: Grace: Gov. Ricketts’ book snub creates a run on ‘This Blessed Earth’

by Erin Grace / World-Herald staff writer | January 14, 2019 At the end of his unintentionally controversial book about a Nebraska farm family, Ted Genoways thanks his supporters. Following a long tradition, the author of “This Blessed Earth” thanks his wife, photojournalist Mary Anne Andrei, for the idea to chronicle the ups and downs…