Month: <span>September 2020</span>

The Prairie Star: Beef industry looks to fix issues with price transparency

Beef industry looks to fix issues with price transparency By MORGAN ROSE The Prairie Star Sep 12, 2020 Updated Sep 14, 2020 The meat packing portion of the American beef industry has long been a bone of contention. With only four major meat packing companies controlling 85 percent of the beef market in the United…



The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Introduces New Report on Agricultural Cooperatives That Details How to Restore this Traditional Form of Joint Ownership

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we introduce our new report on Amazon, which reveals how the corporation built a surveillance infrastructure to monitor its workers’ every move, and we announce the Oct. 27 publication of Monopolies Suck, the new book by Open Markets Director of Enforcement Sally Hubbard. ​ Remembering Our Friend Ted…



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Seeds: All our ‘Farm Crisis’ By Kerry Hoffschneider Sep 15, 2020 A traveler’s trunk that was carried by immigrants who came here to settle on new lands. Deep swallow. Here goes. My notes regarding this subject have sat on a page for several weeks now. They have waited even longer since I began to work…



USA Today: A week before Trump’s order protecting meat plants, industry sent draft language to feds

A week before Trump’s order protecting meat plants, industry sent draft language to feds Sky Chadde, Kyle Bagenstose and Rachel Axon USA TODAY Even as thousands of their employees fell ill with COVID-19, meatpacking executives pressured federal regulators to help keep their plants open, according to a trove of emails obtained by USA TODAY. The…



Washington Monthly: Milking Profits: The Dairy Monopolies That Are Hurting Farmers

Milking Profits: The Dairy Monopolies That Are Hurting Farmers Born of a noble idea, dairy cooperatives let farmers join forces to get a good price for their milk and stand up to powerful interests. Now the coops are powerful, huge, and squeezing the farmers that ostensibly own them. by Claire Kelloway September 14, 2020 Political…



The Guardian: ‘A savagely broken food system’: Cory Booker wants radical reform … now

‘A savagely broken food system’: Cory Booker wants radical reform … now Exclusive: US senator says everybody loses – except the massive corporations that have taken over America’s food industry Cory Booker: ‘I don’t think most Americans realize that the way we raise animals is such a betrayal of the heritage of our grandparents.’ Photograph:…



9/11 Sounds of Silence

9/11 Sounds of Silence This is a moving tribute; it should also be a cautionary tale. Since 9/11 the U.S. has largely wreaked havoc on the global community and none more than Middle Eastern countries. How does war and more war solve the problems of today’s world? It doesn’t, they are made worse. At the…



Lincoln Journal Star Local View: Meatpackers need our help

Lincoln Journal Star Local View: Meatpackers need our help · WILLIAM AVILÉS · 9.11.20 Earlier this week, most Nebraskans celebrated another Labor Day, a holiday that has recognized working people for over 100 years. When this holiday was enacted into law, in 1894, Americans typically worked 12-hour days, seven days a week, in low-paying and…



OUR COUNTRY HAS A HEART PROBLEM

Dudley Butler, former USDA/GIPSA Administrator September 6, 2020 Most have heard of a medical condition called atherosclerosis, known as hardening of the arteries. However many have not heard of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which is a hardening of only part of the heart muscle.  Neither of these diseases is reversible. However, I believe I have discovered a…



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