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Politico: Groups ask USDA to tighten ‘Product of USA’ labeling on meat

Groups ask USDA to tighten ‘Product of USA’ labeling on meat By Christine Haughney 06/12/2018 12:01 PM EDT Two major agriculture groups filed petition with USDA on Tuesday asking for changes in 33-year-old regulations that have permitted foreign grass-fed beef producers to use a "Product of U.S.A." label if their beef passes through a USDA-inspected…



Petition Filed to End USDA Practice of Allowing Foreign Meat to be Labeled “Product of U.S.A.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2018 Petition Filed to End USDA Practice of Allowing Foreign Meat to be Labeled “Product of U.S.A.” Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Grassfed Association (AGA) and the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) filed a petition with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS)…



Organic & Natural Health Association – Know Where Your Food Comes From

June 12, 2018 Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Grassfed Association (AGA) and the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) filed a petition with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) demanding FSIS policy be changed to ensure only U.S. domestic meat products can be labeled “Product of U.S.A.” The…



EcoFarming Daily: Compost & The Promise of Microbes

March 23, 2018 Scientist David C. Johnson Explores Microbial Communities, Carbon Sequestration and Compost David C. Johnson’s experimental findings and openness to new insights have turned him into a champion of microbial diversity as the key to regenerating soil carbon — and thus to boosting agricultural productivity and removing excess atmospheric CO2. His research, begun…



Civil Eats: Study Links Widely Used Pesticides to Antibiotic Resistance

by Elizabeth Grossman This has not been a good week for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had classified glyphosate, the United States’ most widely-used pesticide, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Now, the chemical has another strike against it. A study published…



Lincoln Journal Star: Tyson Foods buys Smart Chicken owner, operations in Tecumseh, Waverly [adding to the many other Zombie brands]

Another “Zombie” brand joins the many other lost brands … Tyson Foods buys Smart Chicken owner, operations in Tecumseh, Waverly · MATT OLBERDING Lincoln Journal Star Jun 4, 2018 Tecumseh Farms in Waverly. Tyson Foods has bought the company, which owns the air-chilled chicken brand Smart Chicken. · GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star Smart Chicken, the…



Live Trading News: Suicide in Rural America

Live Trading News Suicide in Rural America By Shayne Heffernan on June 10, 2018 1 Responding to signs of rising despair in rural America over a farming downturn exacerbated by the current trade war fears, agricultural leaders are mobilizing to try to prevent another suicide crisis. Two high profile deaths in the past week, of…



The Daily Caller: GOT ‘SCAM?’ – DAIRY FARMERS ARE GETTING MILKED BY THE USDA’S CHECKOFF PROGRAM

GOT ‘SCAM?’ — DAIRY FARMERS ARE GETTING MILKED BY THE USDA’S CHECKOFF PROGRAM 12:05 AM 06/11/2018 Andrew Kerr | Investigative Reporter 282 19 Dairy farmers are forced to pay a tax that funds nonprofits dedicated to boosting dairy sales One dairy farmer says the nonprofits are doing a “pretty piss poor job” The nonprofit that…



WNAX: OCM Continuing To Raise Concerns Over Bayer’s Purchase Of Monsanto

Audio is at the link. http://wnax.com/news/180081-ocm-continuing-to-raise-concerns-over-bayers-purchase-of-monsanto/ OCM Continuing To Raise Concerns Over Bayer’s Purchase Of Monsanto 1 DAY AGO IN AGRICULTURE PHOTO: WNAX 0 0 0 0 This week Bayer completed its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto. Organization for Competitive Markets officials are continuing to register concern with the regulatory approvals of this deal. OCM…



Alternet: Children May Be Eating Cereal Laced With Monsanto’s Toxic Weed Killer

By Caroline Cox | June 7, 2018 The probable carcinogen glyphosate has been detected in popular cereals, but the EPA is ready to approve its use for 15 more years. Quaker Oats “Life” and “Squares” cereals. Gerber and Beechnut baby oatmeal. Cheerios. Store brand “O” cereals from Target, Safeway, Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Kroger. All…