Month: <span>August 2019</span>

Bloomberg: Impossible Burger’s Grocery Rollout Gets Environmental Group Objection

Photographer: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images by Deena Shanker | August 28, 2019 The Impossible Burger plans to make its way onto supermarket shelves as soon as next month, but an environmental group is trying to stand in its way. Friends of the Earth filed an objection to Impossible Foods’ grocery store plan, arguing that…



Secretary Perdue Statement on Beef Processing Facility in Holcomb, Kansas

Press Release Secretary Perdue Statement on Beef Processing Facility in Holcomb, Kansas (Washington, D.C. August 28, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the beef processing facility in Holcomb, Kan.: “As part of our continued efforts to monitor the impact of the fire at the beef processing facility in…



Koch Foods isn’t alone in their exploitation, they just got caught

Koch Foods isn’t alone in their exploitation, they just got caught.



PEW: Soil Health Can Combat Climate Change From the Ground Up

About 2,400 acres of a family farm in Watson, Missouri, were still under water a month after spring flooding devastated the Midwest. Soil health practices can help protect farms from erosion and flooding, but they are no cure to some of the devastation farms like this one experienced. – The Pew Charitable Trusts by: April…



The Nation: How the Koch Brothers and Other Family Capitalists Are Ruining America

(AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Mike Burley) Why are multibillionaires dictating how America teaches its youth, provides healthcare and collects taxes?  By Steve Fraser | September 11, 2014 This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. George Baer was a railroad…



The Atlantic: Why It’s Immigrants Who Pack Your Meat

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press What Trump has called an “invasion” was actually a corporate recruitment drive. by Eric Schlosser | August 16, 2019 The immigration raid last week at seven poultry plants in rural Mississippi was a perfect symbol of the Trump administration’s racism, lies, hypocrisy, and contempt for the poor. It was…



Tri-State Livestock News: Meyer: My Fake News Checkoff

by Vaughn Meyer | August 22, 2019 This past week, the Cattlemans Beef Board (CBB) shared the “good news” results of our producer Return on Investment (ROI) study. Dr. Harry Kaiser, professor of economics at Cornell University, conducted another 5 year ROI update embodying more positive attributes for beef producers. Dr. Kaiser’s analysis concluded a…



Civil Eats: Surrounded by Big Agriculture, Ron Rosmann Innovates and Inspires

Twilight Greenaway Long focused on animal welfare and diverse rotations, this veteran Iowa farmer stands out for his commitment to stewarding the land and teaching others. By Twilight Greenaway Posted on: February 21, 2018 When I met Ron Rosmann last winter, he’d just had a small windfall. The Harlan, Iowa farmer was in the process…



The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: JBS: The Brazilian butchers who took over the world

by Andrew Wasley, Alexandra Heal, Lucy Michaels, Dom Phillips, André Campos, Diego Junqueira, Claire Smyth, Rory Winters | February 7, 2019 If you eat meat, you probably buy products made by one Brazilian company. A company with such power it can openly admit to having bribed more than 1,000 politicians and continue to grow despite…



Civil Eats: How a Black Farming Community Found Justice

Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education Executive Director Shirley Sherrod stands in a pecan orchard at New Communities in Dougherty County, Georgia in May 2019. Photo by Mike Kane for Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice News. by Debbie Weingarten | August 16, 2019 Shirley Sherrod co-founded New Communities, a Black farming community in rural Georgia….