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U.S. senators call for probe of Brazilian meatpacker JBS

U.S. senators call for probe of Brazilian meatpacker JBS Tuesday, October 08, 2019 6:58 p.m. CDT BRASILIA (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators called on the U.S. Treasury on Tuesday to open an investigation into the world’s largest meat processing company, Brazil’s JBS S.A. , due to alleged ties with the Venezuelan government of leftist President…



A surge in antimicrobial resistance threatens the livestock industry

A surge in antimicrobial resistance threatens the livestock industry By Siobhán Dunphy – 24.09.2019 Antimicrobial resistance among farm animals is on the rise in developing countries according to a new paper published on 19 September in Science (1). Moreover, the widespread reliance on and growing resistance to antimicrobials will not only impact the sustainability of…



DTN: Rallying for Fair Markets -Fired-Up Producers Call on Trump Administration to Help Restore Balance in Cattle Markets

Rallying for Fair Markets Fired-Up Producers Call on Trump Administration to Help Restore Balance in Cattle Markets 10/2/2019 | 5:43 PM CDT By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor Bill Bullard, president and CEO of R-CALF USA, spoke Wednesday at a cattle producer rally in Omaha. Groups at the meeting want fairer livestock marketing rules…



Fair Cattle Markets: Ranchers rally in Omaha to ask Trump for COOL, more

Fair Cattle Markets: Ranchers rally in Omaha to ask Trump for COOL, more News | October 4, 2019 Deanna Nelson-Licking for Tri-State Livestock News OCM’s list of six actions President Trump and Secretary Perdue can take to save the U.S cattle market. Buy American. Stop foreign meat from being labeled “Product of the USA” by…



The Guardian: Leading burger supplier sourced from Amazon farmer using deforested land

Cattle farming is responsible for large swathes of rainforest deforestation in Brazil. Photograph: João Laet/The Guardian Brazilian meat company which has supplied McDonald’s and Burger King bought cattle from farm using deforested land earlier this year, investigation shows by Andrew Wasley, Alexandra Heal and André Campos in São Paulo | September 17, 2019 The world’s…



New Food Economy: In Nebraska, cattle ranchers rally against big agribusiness

Cowboys carry American flags outside a venue in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. by Charlie Mitchell On Wednesday, 500 ranchers, cowboys, and feedlot owners from around the country filled the ballroom of the Ramada Inn in Omaha, Nebraska, for a “Rally To Stop the Stealin’”—an event that amounted to a fiery protest against corporate…



CNN Politics: Now cattle ranchers are mad at Trump, too

click to watch video By Katie Lobosco and Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN | October 3, 2019 Washington (CNN)Hundreds of cattle ranchers rode into Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday — some on horseback — hoping to get a message to President Donald Trump: They’re not happy. Cole Avery, who’s been running a cattle ranch for three years in…



Trump farm secretary: No guarantee small farms will survive

Trump farm secretary: No guarantee small farms will survive By Todd Richmond | AP October 1 at 1:24 PM MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary said Tuesday during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn’t know if the family dairy farm can survive as the industry moves toward a factory farm model. U.S. Agriculture Secretary…



Medium.com: How Beef Companies Use the Checkoff to Squeeze Ranchers

by David Muraskin | September 30, 2019 The massive Brazil-based meat company JBS has been in the news in recent months for receiving millions in bailout money meant for U.S. farmers, to the reasonable outrage of producers and taxpayers. So, what if there were also a program that takes money from independent farmers and ranchers…



Farmers have been forced to pay $900 million for marketing. Now they are teaming up with animal activists to find out how it was spent.

Farmers have been forced to pay $900 million for marketing. Now they are teaming up with animal activists to find out how it was spent. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 9:57 a.m. CT Sept. 30, 2019 When it comes to strange political bedfellows, few groups could top the team pushing for a U.S. Senate…