Month: <span>September 2019</span>

Institute for Local Self-Reliance: More Cities Pass Laws to Block Dollar Store Chains

by Charlie Thaxton | September 26, 2019 Last March, Randall Woodfin, the mayor of Birmingham, Ala., presented the City Council with new data on food insecurity in the city. The numbers were stark: 69 percent of Birmingham residents live in a food desert, meaning they have to travel a mile or more to reach a…



Standard view: Inspection agency’s arrogance is stunning

STANDARD VIEW Standard view: Inspection agency’s arrogance is stunning Sep 29, 2019 The tiny thumbnail photograph is in the back of The Beacon, the official monthly publication of the Food Safety and Inspection Service. It’s a photo of Dr. Jeffrey Legg, the Front Line Supervisor for Montana meat-plant inspectors. He’s getting an award. According to…



Organization for Competitive Markets Media Advisory: Cowboys to Rally, Call on Trump Administration to Save American Cattle Rancher

WHAT:  Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is hosting a rally and meeting to call on President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue to take action to ensure fair prices for cattle farmers and ranchers. If they fail to take swift action, America’s farmers and ranchers will go broke. WHY: We’re mad as hell and not…



Don’t go vegan to save the planet. You can help by being a better meat-eater.

Don’t go vegan to save the planet. You can help by being a better meat-eater. Daniel Payne, Opinion contributor Published 7:00 a.m. ET Sept. 21, 2019 | Updated 9:59 a.m. ET Sept. 23, 2019 There are millions of self-described vegans in the United States; recent estimates suggest they are up to 3% of the population…



Welsh farmers invited to test cattle biochar feed

24th September Welsh farmers invited to test cattle biochar feed Biochar could help tackle nitrate leaching 1 comment Welsh farmers are being invited to test whether feeding cattle biochar can reduce nitrate leaching and improve soil health. The move follows farm-based research in an Innovative Farmers field lab indicated it could reduce nitrate leaching. Initial…



Western Ag Reporter: Regenerative Agriculture Counters Fake Meat

Multiple species grazing at White Oaks Pasture. Angie Mosier photo. Published September 19, 2019 | by Kerry Hoffschneider You may have seen Will Harris, agriculturist and livestock steward, from Bluffton, Georgia on a recent episode of CNN’s Vital Signs where he confronted Dr. Pat O’Reilly Brown, Impossible Foods founder in a dialogue about “fake meat”…



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…