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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack pushes Biden administration’s supply chain plan in Wheat Ridge

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack pushes Biden administration’s supply chain plan in Wheat Ridge By Sarah Mulholland January 14, 2022 David Zalubowski/AP PhotoU.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks during a visit to Wheat Ridge Poultry and Meats, a locally-owned and operated butcher shop and meat processor, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Wheat Ridge, Colo….



Booker introduces Protecting America’s Meatpacking Workers Act

Booker introduces Protecting America’s Meatpacking Workers Act January 11, 2022 Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Flickr Washington — Legislation recently introduced in the House and Senate is aimed at improving working conditions and whistleblower protections in the meat and poultry processing industry. Under the Protecting America’s Meatpacking Workers Act (S. 3285), introduced by Sen. Cory…



Colorado Springs Utilities plans to share water with Eastern Plains farmers

Colorado Springs Utilities plans to share water with Eastern Plains farmers By Shanna Lewis January 11, 2022 Courtesy of Colorado Springs Utilities Mark and Caleb Wertz (left to right) on their family’s farm in Bent County. They’re installing similar pivot irrigation on their farms nearby. A new water purchase and sharing agreement in the Lower…



DTN: Meat Packers Under Scrutiny – White House call today

Howdy, Below is the Link to the White House event today at 12:30 The list of farmers who will meet with President Biden thanks to Chris Clayton Chris Clayton’s article on the event and issue. White House live link. 12:30 Central https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/ Farmers who will meet with President Biden virtually today: Corwin Heatwole, CEO, Farmer…



The Biden- Harris Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain

See the President’s and panel’s remarks here. Good morning, This afternoon at 1:30pm ET President Biden will meet virtually with five family farmers and ranchers from across the country to discuss his Administration’s work to boost competition and reduce prices in the meat industry. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and National…



The Fed’s Doomsday Prophet Has a Dire Warning About Where We’re Headed

The Fed’s Doomsday Prophet Has a Dire Warning About Where We’re Headed Thomas Hoenig knew what quantitative easing and record-low interest rates would bring. Thomas Hoenig speaks at a town hall meeting. | Nati Harnik/AP Photo By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD 12/28/2021 04:30 AM EST Christopher Leonard is a business reporter whose work has appeared in The…



The Atlantic – The Next Disaster Coming to the Great Plains

The Next Disaster Coming to the Great Plains Acute scarcity drives the search for water underground. But the West’s major aquifers are in trouble, too. By Lucas Bessire Matt Black / Magnum December 26, 2021, 7 AM ET About the author: Lucas Bessire is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and…



12.20.21 Harvest Public Media: Getting Rid of Cow Guts, Scraps Holds Back Small Meat Processors

Getting Rid of Cow Guts, Scraps Holds Back Small Meat Processors By Seth Bodine, Harvest Public Media Dec. 20, 2021, Brian Lane, owner of Tonkawa Processing Corporation in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, stands in a freezer full of cow carcasses. Lane received a grant from the state to expand the processor to be federally inspected so ranchers…



Monopolization & Consolidation I’m Agriculture & other sectors

From: Robert & LuAnn Meyer Sent: Friday, December 17, 2021 9:06 AM To: Heather Richardson Subject: Monopolization & Consolidation I’m Agriculture & other sectors Ms. Richardson, Many of us who have been engaged in Agriculture for decades are increasingly concerned about monopolization & consolidation in Agriculture. There have been a lot of writings on this…



Harvest Public Media: Small farms are producing less and facing money problems

Small farms are producing less and facing money problems By Jonathan Ahl Published December 13, 2021 A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report found the percentage of farms that are small and family owned remained unchanged from 2011 to 2020, holding steady at 89% of all farms. A new report from the U.S. Department of…