Huff Post: Tammy Baldwin Rips Trump For $62 Million In Farm Aid To ‘Corrupt’ Brazilian Company | HuffPost

Tammy Baldwin Rips Trump For $62 Million In Farm Aid To ‘Corrupt’ Brazilian Company JBS, the largest meatpacking company in the world, is owned by two billionaire brothers under investigation by the Justice Department. By Mary Papenfuss Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) has fired off an angry letter to President Donald Trump, demanding an explanation for…



TIME – ‘They’re trying to wipe us off the map.’ Small American farmers are nearing extinction

‘They’re trying to wipe us off the map.’ Small American farmers are nearing extinction Alana Semuels © Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images Marty Krocak operates his tractor as he plants soy beans in one of his fields on June 7, 2019 in Montgomery, MN. Dairy and crop farmers across the Midwest are going…



Tyson found to be employer of contracted chicken farm manager – This is a big deal!

Tyson found to be employer of contracted chicken farm manager Angela Childers November 25, 2019 Reprints Workers Comp Coverage Employment Practices Regulation Chicken conglomerate Tyson Farms Inc. was the co-employer of a farm manager who developed a disabling occupational disease, the Maryland Court of Appeals held Friday in a 2-1 decision. In Uninsured Employers’ Fund…



Monsanto Pleads Guilty To Illegal Pesticide Use On Research Crop

Monsanto Pleads Guilty To Illegal Pesticide Use On Research Crop Contributor RTTNews.com RTTNews Published Nov 22, 2019 9:08AM EST (RTTNews) – Monsanto on Thursday pleaded guilty to illegally using a banned pesticide known as Penncap-M on research crops at one of its facilities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The agro-chemicals company will pay $10…



U.S. bailout funds boost brazilian meat company JBS

U.S. bailout funds boost brazilian meat company JBS Firm gets $78 million in U.S. pork contracts, more than any American producer, even as it faces investigations THE WASHINGTON POST Two men in cowboy hats stood behind President Donald Trump in May as he announced a $16 billion agricultural bailout. Trump said the financial relief from…



Food & Power – Milk Monopolists Discuss Merger; Rebalancing Power in Food Labor Markets

Did someone forward you this newsletter? Get your own copy by subscribing here, and to share this story click here. Photo courtesy of iStock by Getty Images Amid National Dairy Crisis, Milk Monopolists Discuss Fire-Sale Merger Dean Foods, America’s largest dairy processor, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, citing declining milk consumption. The producer…



Rancher talks cattle markets at Northern Plains annual meeting

Rancher talks cattle markets at Northern Plains annual meeting Consumers pay more for beef while ranchers make less according to a speaker at the Northern Plains Resource Council annual meeting Posted: 6:16 PM, Nov 10, 2019 Updated: 2:25 PM, Nov 11, 2019 By: David Jay BILLINGS — Consumers pay more for beef while ranchers make…



Amazon will open its first grocery store in California next year

Amazon will open its first grocery store in California next year Credit: Amazon Author Jeff Wells @JeffWellsWH Updated Nov. 11 2019, 9:33 a.m. MST Published March 1, 2019 UPDATE: November 11, 2019: Amazon on Monday confirmed its plans to open a new grocery chain. The retailer told CNET it will open the first location early…



Mr. Leathers – We don’t need to be told what to do with animal identification

November 13, 2019 By Gilles Stockton I am sure that most cattle producers would embrace enhanced disease traceability if indeed it was shown that this is necessary. But that is the point. The need for electronic identification for cattle in interstate commerce has never been made. Instead, like in a recent presentation by Joe Leathers…




Dean Foods, America’s biggest milk producer, files for bankruptcy

Food & Beverage Dean Foods, America’s biggest milk producer, files for bankruptcy Published Tue, Nov 12 20197:44 AM ESTUpdated 29 min ago Amelia Lucas Key Points Dean Foods announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Dallas-based milk processor said that it is engaged in “advanced discussions” with Dairy Farmers of America about…