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Special report: Farmers take the fight to Capitol Hill for Packers and Stockyards Act reform

Dear Mike, What a week! With the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announcing it plans to issue a new rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, OCM took your fight for fair markets and the rights of farmers to Washington, D.C. Over a three-day period, over 20 farmers and advocates met with their members…



Greene County Reviewing Rules On Farm Runoff As New Law Curtails Local Control

Greene County Reviewing Rules On Farm Runoff As New Law Curtails Local Control By CLAIRE KIDWELL • JUL 10, 2019 A new state law in Missouri has drawn battle lines between state and local government. At issue is: who has the final say in what large farms can and cannot do? Bill SB391, which will…



Listen to nature, not labs with their fake meat, By Jessie Kileen

Listen to nature, not labs with their fake meat Friday, July 12, 2019 5:33 AM I saw a headline recently, “Fake meat will save us from climate change” (Herald opinion, June 27) What? As the co-founder of a 100% grass-fed beef restaurant, I am in the business of burgers and food. And when it comes…



‘The Fifth Risk,’ Michael Lewis’ New Book, Paints A Portrait Of A Government Led By The Uninterested : NPR

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/02/652563904/the-fifth-risk-paints-a-portrait-of-a-government-led-by-the-uninterested



Report Claims JBS SA Buying Cattle From Forbidden Amazon

Report Claims JBS SA Buying Cattle From Forbidden Amazon Greg Henderson July 3, 2019 07:41 AM JBS SA denies buying cattle farms involved in deforestation or embargoed by Ibama. ( Reuters ) Brazilian reporters claim JBS SA has been buying cattle from ranches grazing cattle on deforested land in the Amazon, a practice prohibited by…



Organization for Competitive Markets July-August 2019 Newsletter

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USDA Partners with U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance to Promote U.S. Agriculture –

USDA Partners with U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance to Promote U.S. Agriculture Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 10:00am Contact Info: Ashley Garrigus Ashley.Garrigus Release No.: 076-19 WASHINGTON, June 18, 2019 —The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs today announced a partnership with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance…



American Grassfed: Independent Family Farmers Are Taking a Beating

posted on AmericanGrassfed.org Independent family farmers are being attacked by industrial food operations like Impossible Foods, which—simply to prop up the mass-production of fake food—is taking aim at regenerative agriculturalists. Our country’s current administration is actively denying climate change by burying scientific research that could help to guide us in predicting and mitigating the destructive…



Listen to Beef: Exploitation, Innovation, and How Meat Changed America in Podcasts

Listen to Beef: Exploitation, Innovation, and How Meat Changed America from Working History in Podcasts. Listen



Creators.Com: The Devastation of Farm Country Is Biting Us All on the Butt

Howdy, Jim Hightower uses USDA’s latest net farm family income to put the farm crisis in perspective. He does a nice shout out to National Farmers Union and Farm Aid at the end. As I always say: “It is the moral responsibility of the stuck pig to squeal.” In full disclosure, I worked for Jim…