Month: May 2021

Beef Checkoff-Funded Packer Trade Group Attempts to Derail Effort to Address Food Crisis

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release May 26, 2021 R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here or view the web version here. Beef Checkoff-Funded Packer Trade Group Attempts to Derail Effort to Address Food Crisis Billings,…



25 May, 2021 10:05

Opinion: If Biden wants farmers to join his climate fight, he needs a better sales pitch By Matt Russell and Robert Leonard May 23, 2021 Fern’s Ag Insider FacebookTwitterEmail When it comes to climate change, American farmers are pulled, politically, in two directions. The right expects them to defend the status quo, which means anti-regulation…



Lawmakers in Nebraska, Iowa give final approval to bills supporting small meat processors

Lawmakers in Nebraska, Iowa give final approval to bills supporting small meat processors Nebraska Legislative Bill 324 and Iowa House File 857 receive final round approval PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 The Center for Rural Affairs is applauding Nebraska and Iowa lawmakers for their unanimous approval of bills to assist small meat processors and livestock…



21 May, 2021 10:50

Ranchers’ ire at ‘red-line level’ as packers pocket beef profits Bloomberg Mike Dorning May 20, 2021 Rising anger among cattle producers and consumers as retail beef prices surge is building political momentum in Washington for greater scrutiny of the four companies that dominate the meatpacking industry. Ranchers and cattle feeders are seething over a pattern…



Resilience – We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit

We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit By Staff, A Growing Culture, originally published by A Growing Culture May 12, 2021 Later this year, the United Nations is set to hold a historic Food Systems Summit, recognizing the need for urgent action to disrupt business-as-usual practices in the food system….



Cattle groups present united front: Producer groups call on congress, DOJ to address imbalance in cattle and beef markets

Cattle groups present united front: Producer groups call on congress, DOJ to address imbalance in cattle and beef markets Progressive Farmer Chris Clayton May 17, 2021 Cattle industry leaders are united — that’s just how angry they are about losses feeders are taking while packer industry profits continue to soar. The major producer groups are…



Past, future converge in book examining strain on West’s water by Mark Arax

May 17, 2021 Candace Krebs The Ag Journal “As Arax writes of a childhood friend, an Armenian whose family was once neighbors to his own: “His father, mostly a gentle man, could turn fierce out of nowhere. He reserved a special anger for the thugs from Sun-Maid. To stay in business, the co-op had to…



Bloomberg – The Biggest Ideas in Farming Today Are Also the Oldest

The Biggest Ideas in Farming Today Are Also the Oldest Georgia cattle raiser Will Harris left behind the destructive techniques of modern agriculture, charting a new path forward for the livestock industry. By Amanda Little May 15, 2021, 6:00 AM MDT Will Harris: “Nature is so much smarter than we are.” Photographer: Amanda Little/Bloomberg Amanda…



Center for Rural Affairs: Dollar General seeks to reshape small towns

Dollar General seeks to reshape small towns By Brian Depew on May 10, 2021 Protecting our communities from these corporate interests is difficult, but here are a few strategies to consider. Small Towns Dollar General has become a ubiquitous feature of America’s small towns. The discount retailer is opening new stores at a rate of…



Yes, Kansas, there’s a war on beef — but not the one Roger Marshall’s talking about

Yes, Kansas, there’s a war on beef — but not the one Roger Marshall’s talking about By Tucker Graff May 8, 2021 If we don’t act now to break the monopoly of four meatpacking companies, 50 years from now we’ll be having the same conversation about preserving the beef industry but with even fewer ranchers…