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Pilgrim’s Pride reaches settlement in wage-fixing suit

By Peter Thomas Ricci on 6/17/2021 Pilgrim’s Pride has reached a settlement in a wage-fixing suit involving the largest poultry processors in the U.S. While the terms of the settlement have not yet been released, a filing with the U.S. District Court of Maryland states that the agreement settles all claims against Pilgrim’s. Originally filed…



Civil Eats: Dead Bees, Sick Residents from Pesticide Pollution in Nebraska

All Posts Dead Bees, Sick Residents from Pesticide PoAll Postsllution in Nebraska The AltEn plant in the village of Mead has made ethanol from corn coated with pesticides for years. The results have been a disaster for residents and nearby farms. BY LISA HELD JUNE 15, 2021 Civil Eats From a drone survey in February…



Overfishing, Conservation, Sustainability, and Farmed Fish

Last Updated on June 2, 2021 by Coty Perry As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real problem, but it’s not clear that government intervention is the solution. Indeed, it might be one of the main drivers of overfishing and other conservation and sustainability issues stemming…



Big meatpackers must compete for all their cattle.

June 11, 2021 By Gilles Stockton In a June third article of the Western Ag Reporter, the author likened the effort to reform the cattle market to that of a basketball game in the last twenty-one seconds of the fourth quarter with the score tied. The Packers versus the Producers; or the Cowboys might be…



Great Falls Tribune – Are the big meatpackers corrupt? Growing consensus in Congress

Are the big meatpackers corrupt? Growing consensus in Congress David Murray Great Falls Tribune A different decade, a new administration, a shuffle in Congressional leadership. Much has changed across the U.S. political landscape in the last several years, yet one concerning issue has lingered for nearly half a century … corporate concentration within the meatpacking…



Ranch Group Applauds 28 Congressional Members Calling for Cattle and Beef Market Reform

For Immediate Release: Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard June 2, 2021 Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa Ranch Group Applauds 28 Congressional Members Calling for Cattle and Beef Market Reform Billings, Mont. – Monday, 28 congressional members, including 16 U.S. senators and 12 U.S. representatives from both the Republican and Democrat parties, along with an Independent joined…



Beef Checkoff-Funded Packer Trade Group Attempts to Derail Effort to Address Food Crisis

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release May 26, 2021 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. Beef Checkoff-Funded Packer Trade Group Attempts to Derail Effort to Address Food Crisis Billings,…



25 May, 2021 10:05

Opinion: If Biden wants farmers to join his climate fight, he needs a better sales pitch By Matt Russell and Robert Leonard May 23, 2021 Fern’s Ag Insider FacebookTwitterEmail When it comes to climate change, American farmers are pulled, politically, in two directions. The right expects them to defend the status quo, which means anti-regulation…



Lawmakers in Nebraska, Iowa give final approval to bills supporting small meat processors

Lawmakers in Nebraska, Iowa give final approval to bills supporting small meat processors Nebraska Legislative Bill 324 and Iowa House File 857 receive final round approval PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 The Center for Rural Affairs is applauding Nebraska and Iowa lawmakers for their unanimous approval of bills to assist small meat processors and livestock…



21 May, 2021 10:50

Ranchers’ ire at ‘red-line level’ as packers pocket beef profits Bloomberg Mike Dorning May 20, 2021 Rising anger among cattle producers and consumers as retail beef prices surge is building political momentum in Washington for greater scrutiny of the four companies that dominate the meatpacking industry. Ranchers and cattle feeders are seething over a pattern…