THE FARMER GRATITUDE SUMMIT (NOV. 20-22)

THE FARMER GRATITUDE SUMMIT (NOV. 20-22) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Graham Meriwether, graham, (802) 335-5059; or Heath Meriwether, heath, (860)806-3073 What better way to start Thanksgiving Week than to celebrate and listen to the people who put food on our tables – the American farmer. That’s the idea behind the three-day virtual Farmer Gratitude…



DTN: USDA Issues New Rules on Red Meat Purchases, Poultry Contracts and Seed Sales

Ag Policy Blog USDA Issues New Rules on Red Meat Purchases, Poultry Contracts and Seed Sales 11/9/2023 | 6:58 AM CST By DTN Political Correspondent USDA on Wednesday issued a new rule that will require all beef, pork, lamb and bison purchases by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service must come from animals born, raised and slaughtered…



Walmart’s ‘Regenerative Foodscape’ – Why beef is the key to their strategy to usurp the regenerative ag space.

This article is part of a series Civil Eats is currently doing on Walmart and the Walton family. Walmart’s ‘Regenerative Foodscape’ November 7, 2023 https://civileats.com/2023/11/01/walmarts-regenerative-foodscape/ It’s a long article so I’ve provided some excerpts from the article more relevant to UFCW. The article also does a thorough analysis of why beef is the key to…



Oklahoma Attorney General Wrong on Extreme Confinement Issues, Attempts to Overturn Massachusetts Law

Oklahoma Attorney General Wrong on Extreme Confinement Issues, Attempts to Overturn Massachusetts Law Kirkpatrick Policy Group KPG Rejects Argument Presented in Legal Filing (OKLAHOMA CITY) — We disagree. While Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond has fought for many worthy causes, his recent statement touting his amicus brief that seeks to overturn a Massachusetts farm-animal welfare…



Farm State Gets the Crumbs — Nebraskans have been going hungry at a higher rate than national average, survey found –

USDA has betrayed its mission of protecting the husbandman (farmers and ranchers) from abusive market power. We are now a net food importer, unable to feed ourselves. Nebraskans have been going hungry at a higher rate than national average, survey found By Elizabeth Rembert , Food, Energy and Agriculture Reporter Nebraska Public Media, Harvest Public…



Food Price Fixing Is Still Rampant. DOJ’s Agri Stats Lawsuit Could Change That.

October 12, 2023 Americans continue to suffer from soaring grocery prices while the largest corporations report record profits. It’s easy to point fingers at the dominant players in our food system, like meatpacking giants Tyson Foods and JBS, for raising prices on consumers. In fact, these corporations have been sued countless times for price fixing:…



R-CALF: Put Your Oxygen Mask on First Before Helping Others – We should be able to feed ourselves

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release October 12, 2023   R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa View and share this week’s update on Facebook here, Twitter here or view the web version here.   Please find below R-CALF USA’s weekly opinion/commentary that discusses why…



Who is Bob Peterson – Meet the main man that chickenized the cattle and beef industries

Who is Bob Peterson? Posted on September 13, 2023 by Mike Callicrate Who was the primary force in concentrating the beef industry, eliminating competition, and reducing cattle producers share of the consumer beef dollar? Who led the elimination of half a million cattle producers and 80,000 independent feeders? During my presentation at the annual R-CALF…



Food & Power: Justice Department Challenges Information-Sharing Scheme Between Meat Processors.

Photo courtesy of iStock. Justice Department Challenges Information-Sharing Scheme Between Meat Processors. Antitrust enforcers at the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued a data company, Agri Stats, for allegedly helping pork, chicken, and turkey processors raise prices. Agri Stats collects and shares detailed data on meat companies’ prices, wages, production levels, and profit margins. Processors allegedly…



Farmers Are Fed Up: USDA Secretary Reinforces Corporate Control of Our Food System

Farmers Are Fed Up: USDA Secretary Reinforces Corporate Control of Our Food System September 28, 2023 Secretary Vilsack Says He Doesn’t Listen to His Critics — Maybe He Should POLITICO reporter Marcia Brown recently interviewed USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on the agency’s efforts to promote competition in the agriculture industry — a topic that Farm…