Month: <span>October 2019</span>

Stockgrowers Thank Senators Rounds and Thune for Common-sense USA Label

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/30/2019 Stockgrowers Thank Senators Rounds and Thune for Common-sense USA Label The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is extremely proud of Senator Rounds and Senator Thune for standing up for the hard-working farm and ranch families by introducing the “US Beef Integrity Act”. This bill will put a concrete definition on products that…



Multiple lawsuits allege price-fixing by big beef companies, By Leah Douglas

Multiple lawsuits allege price-fixing by big beef companies By Leah Douglas, October 28, 2019 Just a few months after news broke that U.S. Justice Department was investigating Big Chicken for alleged antitrust violations, similar allegations are piling up against Big Beef. Consumers, ranchers, and a meat distributor have now filed lawsuits alleging that the country’s…



National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry Tom DeWeese My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable…



Two historians recount early-era beef industry

Two historians recount early-era beef industry By Candace Krebs for Ag Journal Posted Oct 9, 2019 As cattle producers wrestle with how the beef industry is structured and whether the entire beef chain adequately shares in the profits, two historians are promoting new books that trace how the post-Civil War era shaped the beef industry…



National Farmers Union joins R-CALF antitrust complaint

National Farmers Union joins R-CALF antitrust complaint By MATTHEW WEAVER Capital Press R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard provides an update on the organization’s antitrust complaint against national packers Oct. 19 during the Cattle Producers of Washington annual meeting in Airway Heights, Wash. Matthew Weaver/Capital Press AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — The National Farmers Union wants to join…



This Wisconsin Town Is Desperately Fighting For Its Drinking Water

This Wisconsin Town Is Desperately Fighting For Its Drinking Water Austyn Gaffney 10/8/2019 On a hot midsummer morning in 2012, Rhonda Carrell received a mailer from the Wysocki Family of Companies announcing its intention to build a mega-dairy and farm – Golden Sands – just a stone’s throw from her driveway in Saratoga, Wisconsin. Carrell’s…



Food justice activists hold rally & deliver over 100,000 petition signatures

Food justice activists hold rally & deliver over 100,000 petition signatures urging Aramark to transition to a more just and sustainable food supply model October 21, 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Community Coalition for Real Meals, anintergenerational, multiracial group of farmers, fishers, ranchers, activists, students, and food workers, held a rally at Aramark headquarters and…



Shell Game Diverts Millions of Farm Tax Dollars to Kansas Lobbying Group, Threatening Beef Checkoff Program

Briefing Paper | Shell Game Diverts Millions of Farm Tax Dollars to Kansas Lobbying Group, Threatening Beef Checkoff Program October 9, 2019 OCM Staff Read Our Briefing Paper: Shell Game Diverts Millions of Farm Tax Dollars to Kansas Lobbying Group, Threatening Beef Checkoff Program Under federal law, every head of cattle sold incurs a $1.00…



Humane groups applaud effort to reform Kansas beef checkoff program

Press Release October 10, 2019 Humane groups applaud effort to reform Kansas beef checkoff program The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud efforts by independent Kansas cattle producers to reform the Kansas beef checkoff program, currently administered by the Kansas Beef Council, in concert with the Kansas Livestock…



Ranchers Rally for Fair Markets, Take Beef Checkoffs to Court

Ranchers Rally for Fair Markets, Take Beef Checkoffs to Court October 11, 2019 by Open Markets Researcher and Reporter Claire Kelloway for Food & Power Last week, nearly 500 cattle producers from 14 states rallied in Omaha, Nebraska to denounce corporate control over cattle markets and to demand that the Trump administration do something to…