Trump administration gives crooked Brazilian meatpacker another taxpayer-funded bailout despite bipartisan outrage

Trump administration gives crooked Brazilian meatpacker another taxpayer-funded bailout despite bipartisan outrage By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | JAN 10, 2020 | 3:21 PM President Trump announces a $16 billion bailout package for farmers and ranchers with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue (third left) at the White House in May. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Bucking…



Fact-check: Meatpackers are lying to you about Country of Origin Labeling July 4, 2018

Fact-check: Meatpackers are lying to you about Country of Origin Labeling July 4, 2018 These are the myths told so that beef importers can fleece U.S. ranchers on cattle and hog prices Picture it: This holiday weekend you’re about to bite into juicy, grass-fed, flame-grilled burger. There’s fresh watermelon and apple pie on the table….



Michael Bloomberg – Don’t Believe Trump – Our Economy Is Broken – Too much wealth is in too few hands.

Mike Bloomberg: Don’t Believe Trump – Our Economy Is Broken By Michael R. Bloomberg This article originally appeared on MarketWatch, a sister publication of Barron’s. President Donald Trump says our economy is “the best it has ever been,” and he is planning to ride that false claim to a second term. I won’t let him…



U.S. Rep. Dina Titus Introduces OFF Act to Curb Misuse of Farmer Dollars in USDA’s Checkoff Programs

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus Introduces OFF Act to Curb Misuse of Farmer Dollars in USDA’s Checkoff Programs Thursday, January 9th 2020, 1:04 PM CST Today, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) introduced the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act to create a system of financial controls and transparency to reform USDA’s agricultural checkoff programs. Earlier…



Trump administration throws livestock producers to the wolves of monopoly power

OCM Condemns Latest GIPSA Rule Iteration WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, January 13, 2020, the Federal Register will publish a proposed rule by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). This rule aims to specify criteria the Secretary of Agriculture would consider when determining whether an undue or unreasonable preference or…



Here we go again! Checkoff program reform bill refiled in Congress

Today, Congresswoman Titus (D-NV) introduced the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation is the companion bill to S.935, filed in 2019 by U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The OFF Act would put an end to the…



Checkoffs Must Serve Small Farmers Interests

December 14, 2019 By Marty Irby, Animal Wellness Action Checkoffs Must Serve Small Farmers Interests U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s surprisingly divisive message to dairy farmers: Go big or go home. "In America, the big get bigger and the small go out," Perdue said after an appearance at the World Dairy Expo in Madison,…



Sorry, Government Antitrust ‘Enforcers’ Are Gaslighting You

Economic Concentration After a year of big talk about busting up Big Tech, it turns out these conflicted bureaucrats are going to bat for the monopolists. US Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice Makan Delrahim (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Getty Images) December 30, 2019 Jonathan Tepper Product…



CNN – One of America’s oldest and largest milk producers files for bankruptcy

January 6, 2020 Borden Dairy Co., one of America’s oldest and largest dairy companies, on Monday became the second major milk producer to file for bankruptcy in the last two months. Tumbling milk consumption combined with the rising price of milk have crippled the dairy industry with debt. Dean Foods, America’s largest milk producer, filed…



How Crisco toppled lard – and made Americans believers in industrial food 

December 18, 2019 8.49am EST Author – Helen Zoe Veit Perhaps you’ll unearth a can of Crisco for the holiday baking season. If so, you’ll be one of millions of Americans who have, for generations, used it to make cookies, cakes, pie crusts and more. But for all Crisco’s popularity, what exactly is that thick,…