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9.27.21 Omaha World Herald: The State of Beef: Producers ask Congress to increase competition among packers

The State of Beef: Producers ask Congress to increase competition among packers · Henry J. Cordes · 9.27.21 · Omaha World Herald Republican U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer on the ranch she owns with her husband, Bruce, near Valentine, Nebraska. A bill she authored would require meatpackers to acquire more of the cattle they slaughter through…



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Supply and demand or meatpacker consolidation — who is right in beef over beef? · Henry J. Cordes · 9.26.21 · Omaha World Herald · · On a recent “Feeder Flash,” a daily video on cattle markets produced for a Nebraska auction house, commentator Corbitt Wall noted that the major meatpackers were bidding on very…



Modern Farmer: National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Break Up Agricultural Monopolies

National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Break Up Agricultural Monopolies – Modern Farmer National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Break Up Agricultural Monopolies SEP 22, 2021 Emily Baron Cadloff Modern Farmer The Fairness for Farmers campaign launched with support from Minnesota and Montana senators. A new campaign wants fairness for farmers. Photography by StockMediaSeller, The…



The UN Food Systems Summit is hogwash. It is a threat to peoples’ food sovereignty.

The UN Food Systems Summit is hogwash. It is a threat to peoples’ food sovereignty La Via Campesina’s Press Statement | September 22nd 2021, Harare: La Via Campesina is among scores of other social movements of organized small-scale food producers, workers and indigenous people boycotting the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), slated to take…



Ag Web: Senators Vie To Reestablish Mandatory COOL

Senators Vie To Reestablish Mandatory COOL | AgWeb Ag Web Senators Vie To Reestablish Mandatory COOL .(File photo) By GREG HENDERSON September 8, 2021 The American Beef Labeling Act was announced by four U.S Senators on Wednesday that would reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for beef. The legislation will be formally introduced next…



Addressing Concentration in the Meat-Processing Industry to Lower Food Prices for American Families

Addressing Concentration in the Meat-Processing Industry to Lower Food Prices for American Families September 08, 2021 • Blog By Brian Deese, Sameera Fazili, and Bharat Ramamurti



Just a Few Companies Control the Meat Industry. Can a New Approach to Monopolies Level the Playing Field? | Civil Eats

Just a Few Companies Control the Meat Industry. Can a New Approach to Monopolies Level the Playing Field? The Biden administration is taking steps to give power back to small farmers and processors. Advocates say it’s a ‘monumentous’ step toward upending consolidation in beef, pork, and poultry. By Lisa Held July 14, 2021 It may…



$500 Million Investment In Small Meat Processing an Opportunity for Competitive, Equitable Livestock Markets | Family Farm Action Alliance

$500 Million Investment In Small Meat Processing an Opportunity for Competitive, Equitable Livestock Markets August 30, 2021 In an official comment to the USDA, Family Farm Action Alliance celebrated Secretary Vilsack’s commitment to invest $500 million into local and regional meat processing capacity. The organization further advocated for spending strategies that result in more fair,…



NeFU provides guidance to USDA on investments and opportunities for meat and poultry processing infrastructure

NeFU provides guidance to USDA on investments and opportunities for meat and poultry processing infrastructure NeFU supports proportioning financial funding to expand the capacity and diversity of our meat processing system PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 “NeFU State President John Hansen said, “The Biden Administration has provided us with an historic opportunity to expand both…



How much do cattle contribute to greenhouse gases?

Regenetarianism (formerly L.A. Chefs Column) August 24, 2021 Well managed livestock and food system design are critical in lowering Green House Gases. To begin with, in regards to accounting for enteric emissions (“cow burps”), most people use global stats. So even if you use 2006 Long Shadow as a reference, and actually read that document,…