Month: <span>March 2020</span>

Marion Nestle – What does $2 Trillion do for US Food Systems? (Not much, alas)

by Marion Nestle Mar 31 2020 What does $2 Trillion do for US Food Systems? (Not much, alas) President Trump’s $2 Trillion relief package is the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.’’ This 880-page (!) bill addresses food systems in several ways, most of them in “Title I Agricultural Programs” which…



IndyStar – Overnight, his business vanished: Farmers reliant on restaurants suffer during pandemic

Overnight, his business vanished: Farmers reliant on restaurants suffer during pandemic Sarah Bowman and London Gibson, Indianapolis Star Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 31, 2020 Indianapolis residents clear grocery store shelves amid coronavirus pandemic. Wochit Greg Gunthorp works in one of the professions deemed essential by the state and federal government as the coronavirus outbreak…



Alberni Valley News – Vancouver Island farmers demand on-site slaughter rather than catering to corporate ag

Cattle graze in a field at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Hector Road near Port Alberni, B.C. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News) Vancouver Island farmers demand on-site slaughter COVID-19 pandemic puts supply chains at risk, says group Mar. 30, 2020 6:00 a.m. Together with the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD), local farmers have been asking…



Civil Eats – Pastured Meat Producers are Facing Catastrophic Losses. These Efforts Could Help Them Weather the Pandemic.

Pastured Meat Producers are Facing Catastrophic Losses. These Efforts Could Help Them Weather the Pandemic. Community-based initiatives have sprung up to support independent livestock producers shift to new markets. By Lynne Curry Animal Ag, Coronavirus, FARMING Posted on: March 31, 2020 | Leave a Comment Every spring, Prodigal Farm in Rougement, North Carolina, hosts Baby…



The American Conservative – Our Monoculture Food Supply is a Potential Coronavirus Calamity

Our Monoculture Food Supply is a Potential Coronavirus Calamity The highly consolidated system is fragile, and this is where local farming can step in. (ovknhr/shutterstock) March 25, 2020 Gracy Olmstead Grocery stores across the United States emptied out this past week, after news regarding the rampant spread of Covid-19 frightened consumers and urged them to…



Wisconsin River Meats – A Local Foods Beats the Pandemic Tale

A Local Foods Beats the Pandemic Tale By John Hamm & Denise Wee, Wisconsin River Meats Saturday March 14, 2020 started out at Wisconsin River Meats much like any March Saturday. We were expecting some folks to stop out to pick up their venison or custom processing orders. We figured we would also sell a…



Lonesome Lands: National Cattlemens Beef Association Goes on CNBC and Embarrasses Themselves and the Entire Cattle Industry

National Cattlemens Beef Association Goes on CNBC and Embarrasses Themselves and the Entire Cattle Industry By Jim Mundorf See Video “If demand is up why are prices down?” It’s the question the anchor asks. It’s the obvious question that any idiot would ask after taking one look at what is going on in the beef…



USDA to Initiate Rulemaking on “Product of U.S.A.” Meat Labels in Response to OCM and AGA Petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2020 Media Contacts: Carrie Balkcom, 303-720-5885, carrie Angela Huffman, 614-390-7552, ahuffman USDA to Initiate Rulemaking on “Product of U.S.A.” Meat Labels in Response to OCM and AGA Petition WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) responded to a petition filed by…



R-CALF: New Website Aims to Connect Americans to Nearest Cattle Producers for Beef

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here. New Website Aims to Connect Americans to Nearest Cattle Producers for Beef Billings, Mont. – In the wake of reports that beef cases in grocery stores are empty in some areas of the country, R-CALF USA has launched…



Food & Power – Ranchers and Lawmakers Decry Market Manipulation, as Cattle Prices Plummet and Monopolies Profit on Coronavirus

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