FACT SHEET: Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy

FACT SHEET: Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy July 09, 2021 • Statements and Releases The economy is booming under President Biden’s leadership. The economy has gained more than three million jobs since the President took office—the most jobs created in the first five months of any presidency in modern history. Today,…



Politico: Biden’s assault on monopolies launches Friday

Biden’s assault on monopolies launches Friday By Leah Nylen| 07/08/2021 06:53 PM EDT President Joe Biden signs a series of executive orders on Jan. 28 in the Oval Office. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo The White House is scheduled to issue an executive order Friday to promote competition throughout the U.S. economy in the most ambitious…



7.7.21 Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star: New rules to protect US animal farmers expected this week

New rules to protect US animal farmers expected this week · JOSH FUNK · Associated Press Bill Bullard, who leads a trade group representing farmers and ranchers, said USDA rule changes should better protect individuals in their dealings with the four major meat companies. Associated Press The Biden administration plans to issue a new rule…



Statement of FTC Commissioners Regarding the Adoption of the Final Made in USA Rule

Statement of FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra Joined by Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Chair Lina Khan Regarding the Adoption of the Final Made in USA Rule July 1, 2021 Today, the Commission has voted to adopt a final Made in USA rule. The final rule reflects a substantial number of comments from the public, which…



The Current State of U.S. Agriculture and Food Infrastructure, and Solutions | Mike Callicrate | No-Bull Food News

The Current State of U.S. Agriculture and Food Infrastructure, and Solutions Posted on June 30, 2021 by Mike Callicrate June 27, 2021 “Livestock should be at the center of the new farm and ranching operations. We need to think about how we build soil health, how we sequester carbon through well-managed grazing programs.” “We need…



Reuters: Stung by pandemic and JBS cyberattack, U.S. ranchers build new beef plants

The Great Reboot Stung by pandemic and JBS cyberattack, U.S. ranchers build new beef plants Tom Polansek 1/2 Workers use knives to butcher cattle carcasses at a new Hertzog Meat Co beef plant, in Butler, Missouri, U.S., June 14, 2021. Todd Hertzog/Handout via REUTERS CHICAGO, June 17 (Reuters) – U.S. cattle ranchers and investors are…



Morning Ag Clips: Hearing examines cattle market transparency, competition, and How Beef Packers Weaseled Their Testimony Into the Cattle Market Senate Hearings

The big meatpackers were well represented at the hearing by Kansas State University meatpacker economist, Glynn Tonsor, and Brazilian-owned, Marfrig/National Beef representative, Mark Gardiner. See: How Beef Packers Weaseled Their Testimony Into the Cattle Market Senate Hearings Hearing examines cattle market transparency, competition “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer” hearing held…



Pilgrim’s Pride reaches settlement in wage-fixing suit

By Peter Thomas Ricci on 6/17/2021 Pilgrim’s Pride has reached a settlement in a wage-fixing suit involving the largest poultry processors in the U.S. While the terms of the settlement have not yet been released, a filing with the U.S. District Court of Maryland states that the agreement settles all claims against Pilgrim’s. Originally filed…



Civil Eats: Dead Bees, Sick Residents from Pesticide Pollution in Nebraska

All Posts Dead Bees, Sick Residents from Pesticide PoAll Postsllution in Nebraska The AltEn plant in the village of Mead has made ethanol from corn coated with pesticides for years. The results have been a disaster for residents and nearby farms. BY LISA HELD JUNE 15, 2021 Civil Eats From a drone survey in February…



Overfishing, Conservation, Sustainability, and Farmed Fish

Last Updated on June 2, 2021 by Coty Perry As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real problem, but it’s not clear that government intervention is the solution. Indeed, it might be one of the main drivers of overfishing and other conservation and sustainability issues stemming…