Category: Daily

Bloomberg: Most Grass-Fed Beef Labeled ‘Product of U.S.A.’ Is Imported

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg Foreign meat makes up the bulk of an increasingly sought-after product. Perdue Farms is hoping a new acquisition will revive domestic sales. By Deena Shanker |May 23, 2019 If you’ve eaten grass-fed beef in America over the past few years, chances are the cows weren’t raised in the U.S., even if the…



Indy Week: 2019 Food Triangle: Firsthand Foods Is Disrupting the Way Meat Is Raised and Eaten in the Triangle

Firsthand Foods is a Durham-based company that supplies local restaurants, institutions, and consumers with pasture-raised meat from small, local farms. by Layla Khoury-Hanold | May 6, 2019 From the ingredients splayed on the wooden board, I nestle rosy slices of meat inside a lettuce leaf and dip it in a chili-garlic sauce. The flavor is…



OCM: Over 200 Farm, Food and Rural Groups Support Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Bills

For Immediate Release Over 200 Farm, Food and Rural Groups Support Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Bills Coalition Urges Members of Congress to Cosponsor Vital Legislation Washington, D.C. — Today, a broad-based coalition of 219 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organizations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills introduced by…



WORC – Bill placing moratorium on agribusiness mergers introduced in U.S. Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2019 CONTACTS Jean Lemire Dahlman, Forsyth, MT rancher and Northern Plains Resource Council member, (406) 351-9921 Dustin Ogdin, Communications Director, Northern Plains, (406) 248-1154 Maggie Gordon, Organizer, Northern Plains, (406) 248-1154 Bill placing moratorium on agribusiness mergers introduced in U.S. Congress Legislation seeks to address structural disadvantages imposed on family…



OCM – USDA Announces New Packers and Stockyards Act Regulations to be Issued

USDA Announces New Packers and Stockyards Act Regulations to be Issued May 22, 2019 OCM Staff Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will invite the public to comment on new proposed revisions to regulations under the Packers & Stockyards Act in compliance with a 2008 congressional mandate by the Bush administration….



CNN Business: How a cheap, brutally efficient grocery chain is upending America’s supermarkets

Story by Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business, Video by Bronte Lord, CNN Business, Photographs by Dina Litovsk | Published May 17, 2019 Running a supermarket in America has never been harder. Profits are razor thin. Online shopping and home delivery are changing the way people buy their food. Dollar stores and drugstores are selling more groceries….



Art Cullen – President Trump is worsening an economic disaster by ratcheting up a trade war with China.

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019 EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN President Trump is worsening an economic disaster by ratcheting up a trade war with China. On Friday the US announced new tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports, to which China retaliated on Monday by hiking tariffs on soy, pork and poultry. Soybean futures markets…



Greeley Tribune: Another $40M in federal subsidies awarded to JBS USA; lawmaker introduces bill to prioritize American purchases

by Trevor Reid | May 16, 2019 Steam rises in the air at the JBS Meat Packing Plant in Greeley in this 2013 Tribune file photo. (Jim Rydbom/For The Tribune) JBS USA will receive another $40 million in federal subsidies through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s bailout program meant to help U.S. farmers negatively impacted…



New York Daily News: Trump administration showers Brazilian crooks with $62M bailout money meant for struggling U.S. farmers

by Chris Sommerfeldt | May 16, 2019 Joesley and Wesley Batista, owners of Brazil-based meat-packing company JBS SA, are pictured in separate file photos. (AFP/Getty Images) The Trump administration has forked over more than $62 million — taxpayer cash that was supposed to be earmarked for struggling American farmers — to a massive meatpacking company…



OCJ: Cattle battle goes to federal court

by Leisa Boley Hellwarth, a dairy farmer and attorney near Celina | May 15, 2019 David sued Goliath in federal court in Chicago on April 23, 2019, alleging violations of U.S. antitrust laws, the Packers & Stockyards Act and the Commodity Exchange Act. Actually David is R-CALF-USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America),…