Author: Mike Callicrate

Ag groups receive grant to transition U.S. beef to carbon neutral

Ag groups receive grant to transition U.S. beef to carbon neutral By Successful Farming Staff 9/16/2022 Mitch Kezar American Farmland Trust was awarded a $30 million grant from the USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. The organization will partner with the Integrity Beef Alliance, Indigo Agriculture, Earth Optics, Freedman Heirs Foundation, AgriWebb, Regenified, OpenTEAM, and U.S….



Walmart Tightens Its Grip on Meat Processing With New Investment

Walmart Tightens Its Grip on Meat Processing With New Investment September 9, 2022 Sustainable Beef, a new beef processing plant in Nebraska, has taken the brave and commendable step to create a market opportunity for themselves, and hopefully open the door for more competition in the highly-consolidated meatpacking industry. However, we’re wary of recent news…



Meatpacking workers, advocates describe ’dehumanizing’ conditions in Nebraska plants

Howdy, Thanks to the Lincoln Journal Star and Jenna Thompson for an in depth look at Nebraska’ meatpacking industry through the eyes of meatpacking workers on this Labor Day weekend. I was unable to copy and paste two sets of graphs that dealt with worker injury rates. To get those, use the link below. Yours…



Inflation: The True Monopoly Story – Raising interest rates is the wrong solution to inflation

Inflation: The True Monopoly Story by Luke Gannon and Reggie Rucker | Date: 25 Aug 2022 | Listen to the Building Local Power podcast here. “For every crime, you need means, motive, and opportunity,” Rakeen Mabud explained on the Building Local Power podcast. Executives at some of the largest monopolies in our economy are using…



All hats, no cattle and little chance – Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022

Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022 All hats, no cattle and little chance Alan Guebert Two groups–one of South Dakota investors, the other tied to Texas cattle ranchers and feeders–are preparing to spend a collective $1.8 billion on two meatpacking plants that they say will be so innovative each…



Farm Forward Sues Whole Foods for Deceiving Consumers About Antibiotic Use in “Antibiotic Free” Meat

August 23rd, 2022 Andrew deCoriolis Farm Forward has joined a consumer class action lawsuit against Whole Foods alleging that the retail giant is deceiving shoppers about beef products in its stores. Since 1981, Whole Foods has claimed that all of the animals within its supply chain are raised without antibiotics, but an independent laboratory found…



Cargill fiscal 2022 revenue jumps 23% to record $165 billion

Cargill fiscal 2022 revenue jumps 23% to record $165 billion Reuters A Cargill logo is pictured on the Provimi Kliba and Protector animal nutrition factory in Lucens, Switzerland, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Aug 9 (Reuters) – Global commodities trader Cargill Inc (CARG.UL) on Tuesday reported that its fiscal year 2022 revenue jumped 23%…



NPR All Things Considered: Some governors are turning voluntary land conservation into a culture war item

Howdy, This Nebraska based story has made national coverage. The federal USDA voluntary conservation cost share and easement programs utilized by Nebraska farmers and ranchers depend on to help them manage their natural resource based issues almost always run out of money. President Biden by virtue of his voluntary 30×30 (America the Beautiful) initiative, as…



Niche Producers Have No Chance in Fraudulent Marketplace

Censored: Ad Exposing Whole Foods’ Antibiotics Deception May 24th, 2022 Andrew deCoriolis Apparently Whole Foods’ “no antibiotics, ever” marketing really means “antibiotics, sometimes.” Farm Forward recently exposed Whole Foods’ humanewashing after we uncovered drugs in the Amazon-owned retailer’s meat. Now, as Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting kicks off, the cities of Austin and Seattle have decided…



Congress could beef up meatpacking oversight this fall. But obstacles to enforcement remain.

Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would add lawyers in the USDA to prosecute complaints under the Packers and Stockyards Act. Experts and advocates have said the law has been weakened over the previous decades. By Aruni Soni, Investigate Midwest 4 hours ago A century ago, Congress wrote a law intended to counteract…