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A court said Albertsons could give $4B to shareholders.

A court said Albertsons could give $4B to shareholders. Over 2½ months after a temporary restraining order prevented Albertsons from issuing a $4 billion payout to its shareholders, the Boise-based grocery retailer can finally move ahead with the payment. The temporary restraining order was lifted on Tuesday. The order was placed upon Albertsons in November…



Farm Action News Roundup: Our Vision for 2023 and Beyond

lus: Join the Local Leaders program! FARM ACTION FOCUS: FARM ACTION’S VISION FOR THE NEW YEAR AND BEYOND After Farm Action’s banner year in 2022, we’re thrilled for the opportunities that lie ahead to reform our food and farm system. While the 2023 and 2028 Farm Bills are in our bullseye, we also still have…



Small price increases for eggs is worth it for a modicum of decency

Small price increases for eggs is worth it for a modicum of decency High egg prices in Colorado are more likely from avian flu than floor-space requirements FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, chickens stand in their cages at a farm near Stuart, Iowa. Discovery of the bird flu on an Iowa…



50 Diverse Groups Urge Swift Enactment of American Beef Labeling Act

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. 50 Diverse Groups Urge Swift Enactment of American Beef Labeling Act Billings, Mont. — Today, 50 cattle, farm, rural and consumer groups sent a joint letter to U.S. Senate and House members…



Federal government won’t stop buying food from meatpacker tied to bribery case

By Marcia Brown| 01/09/2023 06:43 PM EST Tom Vilsack’s letter illustrates how the government’s options have become painfully limited in an agriculture sector heavily concentrated on everything from poultry to cereal. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Rampant consolidation in the meatpacking industry means the federal government can’t afford to cut ties with a food supplier whose…



Joe Rogan, Allegations against a billionaire, and USDA FSIS lack of enforcement of misleading green washed labels

Please see the note to USDA officials from my friend Greg Gunthorp. Greg is a powerful, very knowledgeable advocate for family farm and regenerative agriculture, setting an example everyday of the most ideal diversified family farm. USDA is committing the very worst of labeling fraud as well as allowing widespread labeling fraud by the big…



No ‘lollipops or rainbows,’ but hope abounds – Current Kansas State policy is to drain the Ogallala Aquifer

Tough talk flows on water conservation By Tim Unruh Sep 9, 2022 A social brought together many different facets of the water industry in a recent conference in southwest Kansas. (Photo by Tim Unruh.) Through a bank of windows and beyond a balcony, irony lurked in lush landscape as experts in many disciplines stepped to…



Record corporate profits outpace farmer’s share of food dollar and lead to higher prices for consumers

  NFU Releases 2022 Farmer’s Share of Thanksgiving Food Dollar Record corporate profits outpace farmer’s share of food dollar and lead to higher prices for consumers WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) released the 2022 Farmer’s Share of the food dollar for several items typically served for the Thanksgiving holiday. "Corporate profits and consumer…



Trump Touted $28 Billion Aid to Farmers in His Speech. The Biggest Beneficiary Was a Corrupt Brazilian Firm with Ties to the Maduro Regime.

Trump Touted $28 Billion Aid to Farmers in His Speech. The Biggest Beneficiary Was a Corrupt Brazilian Firm with Ties to the Maduro Regime. Sarah Rumpf – Wednesday At the beginning of former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign announcement speech Tuesday evening, he touted what he considered several accomplishments of his time in the White…



Foreign-Owned Farms Draining Southwest Aquifers To Feed Cattle Overseas

Foreign-Owned Farms Draining Southwest Aquifers To Feed Cattle Overseas by Tyler Durden Friday, Nov 11, 2022 – 05:20 PM While the American southwest suffers under a worsening drought conditions, foreign-owned farms have been siphoning water from underground aquifers to grow water-thirsty crops like alfalfa, which ultimately end up overseas in order to feed cattle and…