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Reuters: Republican lawmakers ask Agriculture Department to ease regs on meat production

Republican lawmakers ask Agriculture Department to ease regs on meat production Reuters•June 9, 2020 President Donald Trump holds meeting with Republican members of Congress at the White House in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six Republicans in the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee urged the U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday to ease regulations on meat processors…



Biochar boosts Fleurieu dairy production

Biochar boosts Fleurieu dairy production QUINTON MCCALLUM7 Jun 2020, 4:41 p.m. ADF News RESEARCH: FBG chair Mark Higgins with Melissa Rebbeck, who is conducting soil health, biochar and dung beetle trials on Mr Higgins’ property. Aa INCLUDING biochar in dairy feed mixes has led to a marked increase in milk yield during trial work on…



SDPR – Pandemic Widens Gulf Between Packers And Producers | SDPB Radio

Pandemic Widens Gulf Between Packers And Producers By Seth Tupper • Jun 2, 2020 Cattle are auctioned at St. Onge Livestock Credit Paul Schackow / SDPB LISTEN Rancher Rick Fox said there aren’t as many buyers for his cattle anymore, because the four major beef processors are so big they’ve pushed out competition. He said…



Michael Shuman on Community Economics

When I’m 64…… If I’d been out till quarter to three Would you lock the door Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I’m sixty-four. – The Beatles If ever there were an inauspicious week for the release of my latest book, PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR LIFE IS, this is…



Bloomberg: DOJ Subpoenas Four Biggest Meatpackers in Antitrust Probe

DOJ Subpoenas Four Biggest Meatpackers in Antitrust Probe By David McLaughlin June 4, 2020, 3:33 PM MDT Updated on June 4, 2020, 5:19 PM MDT Justice Department has discussed inquiry with state AGs Information demands follow indictment of Pilgrim’s Pride CEO The Justice Department is formally demanding information from the country’s four biggest meatpackers over…



Forbes: Four Executives Charged With Poultry Price-Fixing

Jun 4, 2020 Four Executives Charged With Poultry Price-Fixing Forbes Jordan StricklerContributor Broiler chickens account for most of the chicken processed in the United States. Getty Four Executives from two chicken companies, including one of the country’s largest, have been officially charged with price fixing. A federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court in…



Poultry industry executives indicted on price-fixing charges

Poultry industry executives indicted on price-fixing charges By Susan Kelly on 6/3/2020 A grand jury in Denver has indicted four current and former poultry industry executives, including Pilgrim’s Pride Chief Executive Jayson Penn, on charges of conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens from 2012 to 2017, the Department of Justice announced…



U.S. indicts four chicken executives, alleges price fixing

U.S. indicts four chicken executives, alleges price fixing Reuters June 3, 2020 1:09 PM EDT WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have indicted four officials from two chicken companies for allegedly fixing prices and rigging bids for broiler chickens across the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Wednesday. The four executives…



Senate bill positive step to help reform cattle market – NCBA and KLA own this mess …

The COVID-19 disaster now marks the biggest theft in cattle market history. Senate bill positive step to help reform cattle market Jun 1, 2020 I have put off writing about these problems for months, just hoping more of you farmers, ranchers and cattle feeders would wake up and see the light I have several friends…



Farmers to America: We Can’t Breathe. Generations of farmers have fought the system. Why won’t they act now?

Farmers to America: We Can’t Breathe. Generations of farmers have fought the system. Why won’t they act now? Published on June 2, 2020 By Alan Lewis “I can’t breathe.” For 75 years this is the cry we have heard from generations of our American farmers. Year after year, federal policy makers have emboldened centralized management…