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JBS Says It’s Flush With Cash for Acquisitions and Dividends

JBS Says It’s Flush With Cash for Acquisitions and Dividends Fabiana Batista 3/25/2021 (Bloomberg) — JBS SA beat earnings estimates with record cash flow last year, spurring the world’s largest meat supplier to propose record dividends and an acquisition-fueled expansion. © Photographer: Victor Moriyama/Getty Images South America SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – MARCH 20: Butchers work…



Mike Callicrate asks for investigation of BIG Meatpackers market manipulation

For over 30 years many of us have know the biggest meatpackers were cooperating in consolidating the cattle market under their control. They have continuously manipulated the markets to their advantage, draining the wealth and resources of our family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. Over the years, our law makers and Law enforcers have been…



President Biden’s Trustbusters Aren’t Just Experts on Tech. They Know About Big Ag.

Mother Jones illustration; Patrick Semansky/AP; Getty President Biden’s Trustbusters Aren’t Just Experts on Tech. They Know About Big Ag. The new administration is signaling it might take on the massive agricultural groups. Tom Philpott March 29, 2021 President Joe Biden looks like he’s ready to bust up some monopolies, and it’s not just tech oligarchs…



Reaching our Limits, Art Cullen

Editorial: Reaching our limits March 26, 2021 Art Cullen | The Storm Lake Times Iowa has 25 million hogs, best we know, producing enough sewage akin to a human population of 125 million. To feed those hogs, we cultivate 92% of the state’s acres to grow corn and soybeans, the most of any state. Along…



Lincoln Journal Star: Column: Locally grown food gives more than nourishment

Column: Locally grown food gives more than nourishment WALLY GRAEBER Mar 17, 2021 Wally Graeber The relationship we share with our food is essential to our personal health, the health of our community, and the health of the earth. As a member of the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, I have learned that knowing who grows…



Meat Science Workforce Training equipment arrives at Central Wyoming College — “The new kids on the block are craft meats and heritage ag and food,”

Meat Science Workforce Training equipment arrives at CWC Sponsored by Central Wyoming College March 22, 2021 Last week, Central Wyoming College’s Instructor of Agriculture and Meat Science Amanda Winchester welcomed several vehicles and refrigerated storage trailers to the CWC campus newly branded with “Grow Your Own: Food, Jobs, Communities.” The meat science workforce training equipment,…



My Great-Grandfather Knew How to Fix America’s Food System

My Great-Grandfather Knew How to Fix America’s Food System In the mutual aid and stewardship of an earlier generation of American farmers, there might be hope for our own communities. By Gracy Olmstead Ms. Olmstead is the author of “Uprooted: Recovering the Legacy of the Places We’ve Left Behind.” March 19, 2021 Credit…Elena Boils The…



Battling bigness: Congress eyes action against monopolies

Battling bigness: Congress eyes action against monopolies By MARCY GORDONyesterday Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Committee on Rules and Administration joint hearing Wednesday, March 3, 2021, examining the January 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) WASHINGTON (AP)…



Associated Press: Push to prevent next meat shortage hits big obstacle

Push to prevent next meat shortage hits big obstacle More sources of supply needed in an industry that is trending in the opposite direction PUBLISHED ON MARCH 16, 2021 MAXWELL, Iowa (AP) — Sudden meat shortages last year because of the coronavirus led to millions of dollars in federal grants to help small meat processors…



Bennet, Moran, Johnson, Craig Urge Secretary Vilsack to Prioritize Support for Small Meatpackers in American Rescue Plan Implementation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 16, 2021 CONTACT: Kate Oehl – 303-319-9410 Bennet, Moran, Johnson, Craig Urge Secretary Vilsack to Prioritize Support for Small Meatpackers in American Rescue Plan Implementation Funding in COVID-19 Relief Bill Will Help Support Small Meatprocessing Facilities to Prevent Backlogs in the Food Supply Chain Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator…