11.16.20 Politico: Progressives push for left-leaning USDA boss

Progressives push for left-leaning USDA boss By RYAN MCCRIMMON 11/16/2020 10:00 AM EST With help from Helena Bottemiller Evich and Doug Palmer Editor’s Note: Weekly Agriculture is a weekly version of POLITICO Pro’s daily Agriculture policy newsletter, Morning Agriculture. POLITICO Pro is a policy intelligence platform that combines the news you need with tools you…



COVID-19 Health and Safety Citations Issued at Smithfield-Owned Southern California Meatpacking Plant, Largest Packinghouse Citations Nationwide

Press Releases November 16, 2020 COVID-19 Health and Safety Citations Issued at Smithfield-Owned Southern California Meatpacking Plant, Largest Packinghouse Citations Nationwide For Immediate Release: Nov. 16, 2020 Contact: Damaris Lara, damaris.lara, 213.924.2419 Maya Solarana, maya.solarana 402.957.3395 Versión en Español abajo COVID-19 Health and Safety Citations Issued at Smithfield-Owned Southern California Meatpacking Plant, Largest Packinghouse Citations…



The Feed-Meat Complex: Unpacking the Truth About How Big Meat Pockets Billions in Farm Subsidies

The Feed-Meat Complex: Unpacking the Truth About How Big Meat Pockets Billions in Farm Subsidies November 16, 2020 Giant meatpackers like Cargill and JBS are the beneficiaries of billions of dollars of U.S. government subsidies. But they don’t get this money directly. Instead, the government subsidizes farmers to grow crops like corn and soybeans. With…



Des Moines Register – Is Coyote Run Farm in central Iowa the nation’s most important farm?

IOWA VIEW Is Coyote Run Farm in central Iowa the nation’s most important farm? The Biden-Harris team will take Matt’s insights to the White House and into the new administration, meaning there is hope for a brighter future for farmers, consumers, and the land. Neil Hamilton Iowa View contributor You may not have heard of…



Join Sen. Cory Booker and Dr. Mary Hendrickson to Discuss Groundbreaking Food System Report

PLEASE JOIN OUR PUBLIC CONVERSATION WITH Sen. Cory Booker and Dr. Mary Hendrickson TO LAUNCH A GROUNDBREAKING REPORT, "THE FOOD SYSTEM: CONCENTRATION AND ITS IMPACTS" THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH at 12 P.M. ET On November 19th from 12:00-1:00 PM ET, Open Markets Institute is joining Family Farm Action Alliance to launch a groundbreaking report, “The Food…



13 November, 2020 05:56

FOOD POLITICS We Need a Hero President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is not the end of our work—it’s just the beginning. We invite you to join us for an exclusive webinar that asks a vitally important first question: Isn’t it about time a real organic regenerative farmer took the helm in the U.S. Department of Agriculture…



Groups Release Roadmap for Biden-Harris to Revitalize Rural America — Recommends Congresswoman Marcia Fudge for USDA Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2020 Media Contact: Anna Straus, 201-452-5183, anna Groups Release Roadmap for Biden-Harris to Revitalize Rural America Family Farm Action Recommends Congresswoman Marcia Fudge for USDA Secretary Washington, D.C. — Today, Family Farm Action released to the Biden-Harris Administration a transition paper titled “Build Back Better: Our Call to Action and…



Des Moines Register: ‘We’re fighting for a way of life’: Pandemic causes Iowa cattle farmers to lose money while consumers pay more

‘We’re fighting for a way of life’: Pandemic causes Iowa cattle farmers to lose money while consumers pay more Donnelle Eller Des Moines Register 11.12.20 HULL, Ia. — Until recently, Craig Moss could get four or five bids for his cattle, competition that helped the 37-year-old feel he was getting a decent price for his…



DTN: Biden Teams Include Obama Appointees

Biden Teams Include Obama Appointees USDA, EPA Teams Include Key Figures from Obama Administration 11/11/2020 | 1:06 PM CST By Todd Neeley , DTN Staff Reporter Connect with Todd: @toddneeleyDTN Joe Biden’s transition teams for USDA, EPA and the United States Trade Representative include a number of former Obama administration employees. (DTN file photo) OMAHA…



10 November, 2020 09:41

Corporate Democrats Are Rural America’s Biggest Losers Recent defeats make clear that being close to Big Ag is no way to win elections. by Jake Davis, Bryce Oates November 9, 2020 Thomas Beaumont/AP Photo Dairy farmer Jerry Volenec of Grant County, Wisconsin, a political independent, is backing Democrat Joe Biden this year on agriculture and…