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UFCW Statement on FTC’s Decision to Block Kroger-Albertsons Megamerger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/26/2024 CONTACT: Pablo Willis, press UFCW Statement on FTC’s Decision to Block Kroger-Albertsons Megamerger WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.2 million essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, and other essential industries across North America, released the following statement in response to…



FTC Challenges Kroger’s Acquisition of Albertsons

February 26, 2024 Largest supermarket merger in U.S. history will eliminate competition and raise grocery prices for millions of Americans, while harming tens of thousands of workers, FTC alleges The Federal Trade Commission today sued to block the largest proposed supermarket merger in U.S. history—Kroger Company’s $24.6 billion acquisition of the Albertsons Companies, Inc.—alleging that…



Opinion: European Farmers Are Standing Up to Free Trade—Will US Farmers?

Feb 26, 2024 Anthony Pahnke As farmer protests continue across Europe, here’s what American producers could learn from the demonstrations. Farmers arrive on tractors to protest European agricultural policy in Madrid, Spain on February 21, 2024. Photography by Oscar Gonzalez Fuentes/Shutterstock Dumping manure in public spaces, hurling eggs at government buildings, blocking major roads—the European…



Tester, Grassley Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Senate Colleagues to Stand Up to Big Ag Consolidation, Put Family Farmers & Ranchers First

Tester, Grassley Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Senate Colleagues to Stand Up to Big Ag Consolidation, Put Family Farmers & Ranchers First February 21st, 2024 | News Release (U.S. Senate) — U.S. Senators and farmers Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today sent a letter pressing their colleagues to stand up to big ag consolidation…



Cattle Group Applauds Resolution Disapproving Paraguayan Beef Imports

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.   Cattle Group Applauds Resolution Disapproving Paraguayan Beef Imports BILLINGS,…



Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser files lawsuit to block proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser files lawsuit to block proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger Feb. 14, 2024 (DENVER)—After a yearlong investigation, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser today filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court to block the $24.6 billion proposed merger between Kroger and Albertsons, two of the largest supermarket chains in Colorado. Kroger operates 148 King…



R-CALF: Does anyone see any problems with this new carbon scheme?

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release February 21, 2024   R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this week’s update on Facebook here Twitter here or view the web version here. Please find below R-CALF USA’s weekly opinion/commentary that discusses how the…



Dairy farmers protesting Milk Prices at EU in Brussels

Unlike the U.S., the EU still has small dairies, and they should keep them.



Opinion: To Find the Future of Food, We Need to Look to the Past

Feb 20, 2024 Taras Grescoe In his new book, The Lost Supper, author Taras Grescoe argues that we’ve become too far removed from farming and food production. The best hope for ensuring food security in the future lies in reacquainting ourselves with the lost and neglected agricultural practices from the past. The author in Turkey,…



Competitive Markets Groups Announce Congressional Award Winners, Legislator of the Year

Competitive Markets Action Thu, Feb 15, 2024, 1:29 PM MST8 min read Farmers and Ranchers applaud Members for their work to defeat the EATS Act and enact legislation to address checkoff corruption Rep. Alex Mooney, R-WV CMA President & OCM Secretary Marty Irby presents the Competitive Markets Legislator of the Year Award to Rep. Alex…