Month: <span>December 2019</span>

Marine Veteran And Organic Farmer Sues Whole Foods For Fraud

Marine Veteran And Organic Farmer Sues Whole Foods For Fraud Marine Corps Sergeant Colin Archipley and his wife Karen say Whole Foods Market broke their contract and nearly shattered their dreams of running a successful organic farm. By Dorian Hargrove and Mari Payton • Published December 27, 2019 • Updated at 8:15 pm on December…



UFCW Statement on USMCA Trade Deal Ahead of Vote in Congress

UFCW Statement on USMCA December 19, 2019 December 18, 2019 UFCW Statement on USMCA Trade Deal Ahead of Vote in Congress AMERICA’S LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR UNION WELCOMES IMPROVED LABOR STANDARDS IN DEAL, BUT CONDEMNS FAILURE TO STRENGTHEN FOOD SAFETY AND U.S. FOOD INDUSTRY JOBS WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union…



New NAFTA, USMCA, misses the mark for farmers and ranchers

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the U.S., Mexico, and Canada trade agreement (USMCA). Organization for Competitive Markets is gravely disappointed that the economic viability of America’s farmers and ranchers has once again been left out of the trilateral agreement. Like its predecessor, NAFTA, USMCA fuels the consolidation and monopolization of food…



R-CALF USA To Cattle Producers: Congress and the President Are Failing America’s Ranchers

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America For Immediate Release December 18, 2019 R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here. R-CALF USA To Cattle Producers: Congress and the President Are Failing America’s Ranchers Polo, S.D. – At a meeting held yesterday, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard told…



TSLN – Montana State On the Cutting Edge: Big Sky Farm to Table Program

Montana State On the Cutting Edge: Big Sky Farm to Table Program News | November 19, 2019 Ruth Wiechmann for Tri-State Livestock News Missoula County Public School students have a unique opportunity for hands on learning in the MCPS Ag program at Big Sky High School. No other school in the country has a state…



Booker Unveils Bill to Reform Farm System — Crack down on monopolistic practices, place a moratorium on large factory farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2019 CONTACT Ryan Johnson, ryan_johnson Booker Unveils Bill to Reform Farm System Legislation would crack down on monopolistic practices, place a moratorium on large factory farms, create level playing field for family farmers, ranchers WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today unveiled legislation to revitalize independent family farm…



Brazilian Prosecutors Take Aim at JBS. When Will U.S. Do the Same?

Brazilian Prosecutors Take Aim at JBS. When Will U.S. Do the Same? December 12, 2019 OCM Staff Brazilian prosecutors agree with OCM’s position that meatpacking giant JBS is guilty of fraud that led to illegal loans from Brazilian state development bank BNDES. Through bribery, JBS secured the necessary funds to go on a spending spree…



Milwaukee Journal – WI – Industrial Dairy Farming Is Taking Over in Wisconsin, Crowding out Family Operations and Raising Environmental Concerns

Milwaukee Journal – Industrial Dairy Farming Is Taking Over in Wisconsin, Crowding out Family Operations and Raising Environmental Concerns December 10, 2019 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel BY LEE BERGQUIST AND RICK BARRETT Dairy cows. Image by Mark Hoffman. United States, 2019. ELLISVILLE – Arlin Karnopp doesn’t drink the water in his house.  Taped to the…



Want more access to local meats? Two ways you can help!

Promoting common-sense policies for diversified food systems Why is it so hard to find locally grown meats? Even as the local and sustainable food movement has grown by leaps and bounds, it is often hard to find good quality meat from local farmers. One of the main reasons is the lack of local processing facilities,…



R-CALF USA Statements on USMCA

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America For Immediate Release December 10, 2019 R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here. R-CALF USA Statements on USMCA Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA, the nation’s largest producer-only cattle trade association that lobbies on behalf of America’s cattle farmers and ranchers…