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‘Time for a reckoning.’ Kansas farmers brace for water cuts to save Ogallala Aquifer

‘Time for a reckoning.’ Kansas farmers brace for water cuts to save Ogallala Aquifer As the Ogallala Aquifer dwindles, rural towns try to keep their sole water source BY: ALLISON KITE – JUNE 13, 2024 Sprinklers irrigate a field in Hamilton County, Kansas, where some farmers have petitioned to be removed from a local groundwater…



R-CALF: Nevil Speer opines that protectionism is bad and preventing trade in goods between countries is what he means by “protection.”

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer     Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here or view the web version here.   Below please find an op-ed by R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard regarding the Nevil Speer Opinion:…



The man who warned us about UPFs: Michael Pollan on his 25-year fight with the food industry

By Zoe WIlliams, June 6th, 2024 His Oscar-nominated 2008 documentary Food, Inc exposed the horrors of industrial agriculture in the US. Now, a sequel shows that the corporate behemoths have no intention of loosening their grip In the middle of Food, Inc 2 – the follow-up documentary to 2008’s Food, Inc, narrated by Michael Pollan and Eric…



Poultry Bill Shields Farmers from Pollution Suits

By Jeff Elkins, June 4th 2024 OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill establishing liability protections for Oklahoma’s poultry industry is set to become law. With Gov. Stitt’s signature late last week, Senate Bill 1424 will become law in November. The measure outlines fines for pollution of $10,000 per day and protects poultry farmers from litigation due…



Award-Winning Journalist Lara Logan To Keynote R-CALF USA Convention

For Immediate Release     R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer     By: R-CALF USA Marketing Director Jaiden Moreland Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here or view the web version here.   Award-Winning Journalist Lara Logan…



Farm and Dairy: Farm groups fed up with ag consolidation, checkoff corruption speak out

Farm groups fed up with ag consolidation, checkoff corruption speak out By Rachel Wagoner June 4, 2024 Joe Logan, president of the Ohio Farmers Union, speaks to a crowd gathered in Columbiana, Ohio May 29 for the Enough or Enough Tour, put on by his group, the Pennsylvania Farmers Union, Farm Action Fund and Buckeye…



Tracking Illicit Brazilian Beef from the Amazon to Your Burger

Journalist Marcel Gomes has traced beef in supermarkets and fast food restaurants in the U.S. and Europe to Brazilian ranches on illegally cleared land. In an e360 interview, he talks about the challenges of documenting the supply chains and getting companies to clean them up. May 9th, 2024 Marcel Gomes (center) with colleagues at Repórter Brasil’s offices in…



Snap out of it, Iowans: Industrial agriculture is the problem

By Allen Bonini, Apr 28 2024 Allen Bonini retired in January 2021 after nearly 45 years as an environmental professional, serving in various technical, managerial and leadership positions in water quality, recycling and solid waste across the states of Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois. Most recently, he served fifteen and a half years as the supervisor of…



EATS Act Language in House Farm Bill Threatens Consumer Protections, Farmer Opportunities, and Animal Welfare

In The News May 23, 2024 Washington, D.C. — Earlier this week, House Agriculture Committee Chair Glenn “GT” Thompson introduced H.R. 8467, the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, which is slated for Committee markup on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The text contains a version of the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act,…



Life in the West – China Doesn’t Own This Yet

Global corporations have now taken control of many industries. Companies like Walmart and the Dollar Stores are gutting the last of the money from our communities in America. At the same time, companies like Cargill and JBS take every advantage they can from smaller companies. Local-based businesses definitely care more about the people, the environment,…