Month: June 2021

Pilgrim’s Pride reaches settlement in wage-fixing suit

By Peter Thomas Ricci on 6/17/2021 Pilgrim’s Pride has reached a settlement in a wage-fixing suit involving the largest poultry processors in the U.S. While the terms of the settlement have not yet been released, a filing with the U.S. District Court of Maryland states that the agreement settles all claims against Pilgrim’s. Originally filed…



Civil Eats: Dead Bees, Sick Residents from Pesticide Pollution in Nebraska

All Posts Dead Bees, Sick Residents from Pesticide PoAll Postsllution in Nebraska The AltEn plant in the village of Mead has made ethanol from corn coated with pesticides for years. The results have been a disaster for residents and nearby farms. BY LISA HELD JUNE 15, 2021 Civil Eats From a drone survey in February…



Overfishing, Conservation, Sustainability, and Farmed Fish

Last Updated on June 2, 2021 by Coty Perry As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real problem, but it’s not clear that government intervention is the solution. Indeed, it might be one of the main drivers of overfishing and other conservation and sustainability issues stemming…



Big meatpackers must compete for all their cattle.

June 11, 2021 By Gilles Stockton In a June third article of the Western Ag Reporter, the author likened the effort to reform the cattle market to that of a basketball game in the last twenty-one seconds of the fourth quarter with the score tied. The Packers versus the Producers; or the Cowboys might be…



Great Falls Tribune – Are the big meatpackers corrupt? Growing consensus in Congress

Are the big meatpackers corrupt? Growing consensus in Congress David Murray Great Falls Tribune A different decade, a new administration, a shuffle in Congressional leadership. Much has changed across the U.S. political landscape in the last several years, yet one concerning issue has lingered for nearly half a century … corporate concentration within the meatpacking…



Ranch Group Applauds 28 Congressional Members Calling for Cattle and Beef Market Reform

For Immediate Release: Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard June 2, 2021 Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa Ranch Group Applauds 28 Congressional Members Calling for Cattle and Beef Market Reform Billings, Mont. – Monday, 28 congressional members, including 16 U.S. senators and 12 U.S. representatives from both the Republican and Democrat parties, along with an Independent joined…