Category: Daily

USDA to Initiate Rulemaking on “Product of U.S.A.” Meat Labels in Response to OCM and AGA Petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2020 Media Contacts: Carrie Balkcom, 303-720-5885, carrie Angela Huffman, 614-390-7552, ahuffman USDA to Initiate Rulemaking on “Product of U.S.A.” Meat Labels in Response to OCM and AGA Petition WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) responded to a petition filed by…



R-CALF: New Website Aims to Connect Americans to Nearest Cattle Producers for Beef

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this news release on Facebook here. New Website Aims to Connect Americans to Nearest Cattle Producers for Beef Billings, Mont. – In the wake of reports that beef cases in grocery stores are empty in some areas of the country, R-CALF USA has launched…



Food & Power – Ranchers and Lawmakers Decry Market Manipulation, as Cattle Prices Plummet and Monopolies Profit on Coronavirus

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The Counter – FDA pauses routine food inspections for the indefinite future

Food and Drug Administration pauses routine food inspections for the indefinite future by H. Claire Brown 03.19.2020 FDA/Michael J. Ermarth These inspections were one more link in an overtaxed and weakened food system safety net. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday that it would temporarily suspend routine surveillance inspections of food manufacturers and…



R-CALF – No cattle Industry Bail-out Without Real Market Structure Reforms

R-CALF USA just sent every Senate office the following message. We’ll issue a news release on this tomorrow: Dear Senator, Congress should not pass any cattle industry bail-out unless it is accompanied by REAL market structure reforms to correct the severe and prolonged problem depicted below. The serious crisis that America’s cattle producers face today…



Tyson’s Version of Physical Distancing

Tyson’s Version of Physical Distancing Posted on March 22, 2020 by Mike Callicrate Wouldn’t many smaller decentralized processing plants reduce our risk and serve our nation better. Four meatpackers essentially control the slaughter market in the U.S. All are multinational, searching the globe for the cheapest beef to falsely label and sell in the U.S….



Dear President Trump – The U.S. live cattle industry is in a catastrophic crisis

March 18, 2020 United States President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, America faces a potentially catastrophic disease-related crisis. You are taking unprecedented action to head it off. Thank you. America’s largest segment of Agriculture – the U.S. live cattle industry, is in a catastrophic…



The Guardian – ‘I can’t get above water’: how America’s chicken giant Perdue controls farmers

‘I can’t get above water’: how America’s chicken giant Perdue controls farmers Corporate control is a curse for farmers like Rudy Howell who are burdened with debt and have no alternative buyers Michael Sainato Sat 14 Mar 2020 04.00 EDT Perdue farms and chicken facility ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES – 2011/08/19: Perdue farms and chicken…



Put down your veggie burger. Could cows really solve the climate crisis? – CNN

Put down that veggie burger. These farmers say their cows can solve the climate crisis By David McKenzie and Brent Swails, CNN Updated 6:16 AM ET, Sat March 7, 2020 How regenerative agriculture could help save the planet 03:34 Reitz, South Africa (CNN)Danie Slabbert points toward the cattle that brought his farm back to life….



Up North News: Another Auction Ends a Family Farm

Another Auction Ends a Family Farm Written By Julian Emerson Originally Published March 3, 2020 11:21 am A worker prods a cow up a ramp and into a semi-truck trailer Monday at Paul Adams’ farm. Most of the 600-plus cows in his dairy herd were shipped to a large dairy farm in Texas. (Photo by…