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Nebraska Examiner: Stockholders sue Costco officials over alleged mistreatment of chickens grown too big

Stockholders sue Costco officials over alleged mistreatment of chickens grown too big NILES, IL – JUNE 16: A Kirkland Signature premium brand roasted rotisserie chicken sits at a Costco store June 16, 2005 in Niles, Illinois. The larger “big box” stores such as Costco, Target’s SuperTarget and Wal-Mart’s Supercenter stores are offering premium beef and…



Now is the time to take action and take a stand against industrial agriculture.

Your solidarity with SRAP allows us to expose corporate CAFOs who put profits above a food system that values people, animals, and the environment. Your solidarity with SRAP allows us to expose corporate CAFOs who put profits above a food system that values people, animals, and the environment. View in your browser Factory farms owned…



Wastelands – When Thousands of Hogs Are Your Neighbors, By Eric Schlosser

When Thousands of Hogs Are Your Neighbors In “Wastelands,” Corban Addison tells the extraordinary story of how some North Carolina residents stood up to a meatpacking company polluting their communities. Young hogs at a Smithfield Foods livestock operation in North Carolina, 2017.Credit…Gerry Broome/Associated Press By Eric Schlosser June 7, 2022 When you purchase an independently…



The Biden administration has announced new funding to help food supply chains

The Biden administration has announced new funding to help food supply chains June 1, 20223:56 PM ET Ximena Bustillo Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Bloomberg via Getty Images Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled $2 billion in new funding to strengthen food supply chains hard hit by the…



Burley Brothers Country Butchery opens storefront in Attica

Burley Brothers Country Butchery opens storefront in Attica LOCALLY GROWN: Business provides local meat and other products at Attica location By KORI SCIANDRA ksciandra@batavianews.com May 25, 2022 Burly Brothers Country Butchery opened this week in Attica. The business is among handful of full USDA butchers statewide. ATTICA — Burly Brothers Country Butchery opened its 10,000-square-foot…



Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Strengthen Food Supply Chains, Level the Playing Field for Growers, and Lower Prices for American Consumers

Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Strengthen Food Supply Chains, Level the Playing Field for Growers, and Lower Prices for American Consumers Today, USDA announced a suite of new actions delivering on key commitments from President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, including issuing a new Packers & Stockyards Act rulemaking,…



NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee

alls Bill a "Big Step Forward" in Enforcing Laws, Supporting a Fair Marketplace FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2022 Contact: Lyndsey Medsker Lmedsker, (202) 557-5328 NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee Calls Bill a "Big Step Forward" in Enforcing Laws, Supporting a Fair Marketplace WASHINGTON,…



Booker, Tester, Merkley, Warren Introduce Bill to Impose Moratorium on Large Agribusiness Mergers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2022 CONTACT: Maya_Krishna-Rogers Booker, Tester, Merkley, Warren Introduce Bill to Impose Moratorium on Large Agribusiness Mergers Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jon Tester (D-MT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2022, legislation that…



The Climate Crisis and the future of the US beef industry, By Dennis Olson

The Climate Crisis and the future of the US beef industry Published: 16/05/2022 Rebuilding the U.S. cattle herd is imperative for labor standards, climate stability and a just transition for meat workers Dennis Olson, UFCW At its peak, Cargill’s beef plant in Plainview, Texas employed 2000 workers with good paying union jobs and generous benefits,…



Report Exposes Meatpacking Monopoly’s Fake Shortages During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2022 Media Contact: Dee Laninga, Farm Action, 202-450-0094, dlaninga Report Exposes Meatpacking Monopoly’s Fake Shortages During Pandemic Heavy lobbying of industry-captured government harmed workers and emptied grocery shelves, while meatpackers increased exports and profits Washington, DC — Yesterday, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a blockbuster report revealing…