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Judge Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Alleging Conspiracy to Affect Cattle Prices

Cattle Price Conspiracy Suit Dismissed Judge Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Alleging Conspiracy to Affect Cattle Prices 9/29/2020 | 12:06 PM CDT By DTN Staff Reporter A federal judge found plaintiffs in a cattle price conspiracy case didn’t provide sufficient details to prove the case. (DTN file photo) OMAHA (DTN) — A federal judge in Minnesota on…



Barry Lynn’s new book “Liberty from All Masters” is out tomorrow

Dear Friends I am writing to encourage you to check out my new book Liberty from All Masters, which St. Martin’s Press is publishing first thing tomorrow.  In Liberty, I offer a truly hopeful vision of the future. Yes, I do issue a stark new warning, as I did in my previous books Cornered and End of the Line. But at…



Farmer-Labor alliance calls for food system that works for Main Street, Not Wall Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 28, 2020 Danielle Endvick, WFU Communications, dendvick@wisconsinfarmersunion.com Melanie Bartholf, UFCW Communications, mbartholf@ufcw1473.org Farmer-Labor alliance calls for food system that works for Main Street, Not Wall Street Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1473 and Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) jointly called on federal, state, and local governments to…



Will you join me in busting up food monopolies and fighting for family farms?

Friends, I want to introduce you to a new organization that is taking on the fight against abusive monopoly power in food and agriculture and standing up for independent farms and ranches. Family Farm Action Alliance is a national research, policy development, market innovator, and advocacy organization building a sustainable, inclusive economy in which everyone…



AP: Iowa fines beef plant Marfrig/National Beef $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak

Iowa fines beef plant [Marfrig/National Beef] $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press September 24, 2020 — 2:31pm Matthew Putney – The Courier via AP file The Iowa Premium Beef plant in Tama, Iowa. IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a…



FTC’s move could help make ‘Made in the USA’ label meaningful again

FTC’s move could help make ‘Made in the USA’ label meaningful again By Dan Flynn on September 16, 2020 A 60-day comment period for the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” label ended Monday with 838 submissions that favor a crack-down on unqualified U.S-origins claims on product labels. And the No. 1 maker of…



Family Farm Action Alliance joins the fight

We are Family Farm Action Alliance, a new research, policy development, market innovator, and advocacy organization dedicated to building a sustainable, inclusive economy that respects our land, natural resources, and neighbors around the world. We are Family Farm Action Alliance, a new 501(c)(3) research, policy development, market innovator, and advocacy organization dedicated to building a…



Supporting Kathryn Bedell for Mesa County Commissioner – How to build a new local/regional food system and Western Slope economy that feeds everyone.

EXPERIENCE TO BUILD A BETTER NORMAL I’m Dr. Kathryn Bedell. I’m a veterinarian, a rancher, and a business owner. Today I serve as Mesa County’s representative on the state Agriculture Commission. I’m also a mom and come from a proud family who’s served in the US military since the early 1900’s.​ We’ve got some deep…



Civil Eats: In a Year of Climate Reckoning, Where Does Joe Biden Stand on Climate and Agriculture?

In a Year of Climate Reckoning, Where Does Joe Biden Stand on Climate and Agriculture? Fires rage in the West as storms, hurricanes, and floods hit the rest of the country. Progressives are pushing Biden to transform the food system and manage and mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. By Lisa Held Climate, FARMING,…



The Prairie Star: Beef industry looks to fix issues with price transparency

Beef industry looks to fix issues with price transparency By MORGAN ROSE The Prairie Star Sep 12, 2020 Updated Sep 14, 2020 The meat packing portion of the American beef industry has long been a bone of contention. With only four major meat packing companies controlling 85 percent of the beef market in the United…