Month: <span>August 2020</span>

Food & Power – Consumers, Small Meatpackers, and Labor Lose Their Voice to Corporate Packers on USDA Food Safety Advisory Committee, Violating Charter

Consumers, Small Meatpackers, and Labor Lose Their Voice to Corporate Packers on USDA Food Safety Advisory Committee, Violating Charter Posted by Claire Kelloway in Beef, Chicken, Dairy, Newsletter, Pork, Resiliency, Slaughterhouse Labor Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced 10 new appointments to an independent committee advising…



The Pandemic Is Exposing the Rotten Core of Our Industrial Food System

The Pandemic Is Exposing the Rotten Core of Our Industrial Food System While industrial farms have been thrown into chaos, local agriculture has proved to be a more resilient model. Joseph Bullington August 14, 2020 Published in September 2020 The yel­low-brown com­post has been heaped into hills taller than the near­by bull­doz­ers. The piles don’t…



24 August, 2020 13:57

OCM Releases Report on Regulatory Capture August 24, 2020 OCM Staff FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2020 Media Contact: Ben Gotschall bgotschall@competitivemarkets.com 402-540-1342 Organization for Competitive Markets Releases Report on Regulatory Capture White paper reveals ag industry and government are too close for comfort LINCOLN, NE: The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) has released a…



How Much are the Meatpackers Stealing?

A few multinational corporations are doing very well extracting our precious resources, degrading our environment, and exploiting our hardest working people. Posted on August 21, 2020 by Mike Callicrate Dr. John Helmuth, a former House Ag Committee economist under Chairman Neal Smith, said about the actions of the highly concentrated big meatpackers, “There’s an economic…



What traits are most important in affecting ranch profitability?

The most important trait for ranch profitability is not in cattle genetics, it’s our willingness to join the fight for a fair marketplace: https://nobull.mikecallicrate.com/2020/08/14/rigged-markets-and-false-choices/



11 August, 2020 10:09

If you like birds and fish, hug a cow By Pat and Sharon O’Toole Sharon and Pat O’Toole | Writers on the Range By Pat and Sharon O’Toole | Writers on the Range August 10, 2020 You don’t hear this from former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt or the usual suspects whose goal is to end…



Building Food Security and Resilience in a Food Insecure World – Presented August 6, 2020

Building safe, efficient, and profitable pathways to the consumer “I think enough people have to do it to where we can show the marketplace how we aren’t being treated fairly at the farm and ranch gate, and that there is a whole lot more dollars available for the producer and a better deal for the…