Month: May 2022

NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee

alls Bill a "Big Step Forward" in Enforcing Laws, Supporting a Fair Marketplace FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker, (202) 557-5328 NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee Calls Bill a "Big Step Forward" in Enforcing Laws, Supporting a Fair Marketplace WASHINGTON,…



Booker, Tester, Merkley, Warren Introduce Bill to Impose Moratorium on Large Agribusiness Mergers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2022 CONTACT: Maya_Krishna-Rogers Booker, Tester, Merkley, Warren Introduce Bill to Impose Moratorium on Large Agribusiness Mergers Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jon Tester (D-MT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2022, legislation that…



The Climate Crisis and the future of the US beef industry, By Dennis Olson

The Climate Crisis and the future of the US beef industry Published: 16/05/2022 Rebuilding the U.S. cattle herd is imperative for labor standards, climate stability and a just transition for meat workers Dennis Olson, UFCW At its peak, Cargill’s beef plant in Plainview, Texas employed 2000 workers with good paying union jobs and generous benefits,…



Report Exposes Meatpacking Monopoly’s Fake Shortages During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2022 Media Contact: Dee Laninga, Farm Action, 202-450-0094, dlaninga Report Exposes Meatpacking Monopoly’s Fake Shortages During Pandemic Heavy lobbying of industry-captured government harmed workers and emptied grocery shelves, while meatpackers increased exports and profits Washington, DC — Yesterday, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a blockbuster report revealing…