Month: <span>January 2020</span>

R-CALF USA to Challenge Ruling in Checkoff Case; Ruling Affirms Progress Already Made in Reforming Checkoff

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 Challenge Ruling in Checkoff Case; Ruling Affirms Progress Already Made in Reforming Checkoff Billings, Mont. – On Wednesday, the magistrate judge assigned to R-CALF USA’s lawsuit alleging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) operation of…



Beef Checkoff Prevails In Crucial Court Ruling

Beef Checkoff Prevails In Crucial Court Ruling Greg Henderson January 29, 2020 02:52 PM Checkoff wins legal decision ( FJ ) A Montana magistrate judge granted summary judgement Wednesday (Jan. 29, 2020) to the government and the 15 qualified state beef councils targeted in the R-CALF vs. Sonny Perdue lawsuit. That decision will now be…



The Criminals Win Again: JBS Signs Deal to Increase Sales to China

The Criminals Win Again: JBS Signs Deal to Increase Sales to China January 28, 2020 OCM Staff JBS has done it again. Today, Meatingplace reports the Brazilian meatpacking giant’s South American arm has secured a deal to sell over $700 million dollars worth of beef, pork, and poultry to China per year under its Friboi…



Building biology – From the Ground Up with Steve Kenyon

Building biology From the Ground Up with Steve Kenyon By Steve Kenyon Published: January 22, 2020 ‘It is not about adding fertility, it is about building biology.’ – Steve Kenyon. Photo: Thinkstock I was asked to speak at a nutrient management conference last month and once again, I was the odd man out. It was…



Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing

Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing By Kelly Pickerel | January 15, 2020 A partnership between White Oak Pastures and Silicon Ranch will encourage regenerative practices on solar farms. In 2020, this partnership will bring holistic planned livestock grazing and regenerative land management practices to nearly 2,400 solar…



Boeing 737 Max: New CEO must transform company’s entire culture

From my long-time friend, Michael Stumo: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/17/boeing-david-calhoun-airline-safety-culture-lawsuit-ceo-column/4479056002/ A Boeing 737 Max crash killed my daughter. Boeing’s board and CEO don’t inspire optimism. Since the death of my daughter in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, I’ve learned more about aviation than I ever dreamed, and how Boeing let safety slip. I never noticed who ran Boeing until…



Booker Statement on Voting Against USMCA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 CONTACT Ryan Johnson, ryan_johnson Booker Statement on Voting Against USMCA WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the below statement following passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (USMCA): “When evaluating the USMCA, it was important to consider our country’s economic realities and to weigh how much benefit…



R-CALF – Ranchers Warned About Dismantled Competitive Infrastructures

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here. Ranchers Warned About Dismantled Competitive Infrastructures Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA spoke to hundreds of Colorado and New Mexico ranchers during meetings held in Brush and La Junta, Colo. and Las Cruces, N.M. last week and over the…



Walmart opened a meatpacking plant. What does it mean for the beef industry?

Walmart opened a meatpacking plant. What does it mean for the beef industry? It’s a step the company took to reduce its reliance on the heavily consolidated beef industry. But, for some ranchers, it may represent a new monopoly of its own. January 10th, 2020 by Sam Bloch Walmart, the largest retailer in the U.S.,…



Update: New Brazilian class action targets corrupt JBS in the name of democracy

Thank you for signing our petition to investigate and break up JBS. A new year’s resolution here at OCM is to double down on our efforts to expose the behemoth meatpacker’s abuse of America’s independent agriculture. In that vein, we would like to share with you some breaking news out of Brazil: A class action…