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Photo: Sean Cayton - 2003People producing good food from happy animals, while improving the environment, shouldn’t have to fear the government.
Photo above featured in a 2003 article: This cattleman's got a beef, Mike Callicrate and Ranch Foods Direct take on the big meat packers by Kathryn Eastburn
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Food Policy & LawE. Coli Confessions Part I
by John Munsell | Oct 11, 2011
Editor's Note: This is the first part in a series written by John Munsell of Miles City, MT, who explains how the small meat plant his family owned for 59 years ran afoul of USDA's meat inspection program. The events he writes about began a decade ago, but remain relevant today.
They say that confession is good for the soul. I've been involved in a series of ugly events since my plant in 2002 recalled 270 pounds of ground beef contaminated with E.coli O157:H7 and now want to admit the embarrassing truth for public review. more
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OCM Optimistic Pickett Jury Verdict will be ReinstatedLincoln ~ The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) expressed optimism the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold the $1.3 billion jury verdict in the Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. cattle price … Continue reading
Cattlemen Want Courts To Honor A Jury Verdict In Their Favor Nebraska News – http://nebraska.statepaper.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/12/22/41c99d0ed53f0 By GEORGE LAUBY / North Platte Bulletin December 22, 2004 The validity of a jury verdict is at stake in an agricultural anti-trust case … Continue reading
Proving Anti-Competitive Conduct in the U.S.: The Plaintiff’s Argument in Pickett vs Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Abstract Defining competition in a U.S. Courtroom involves the analytical and intellectual collision of the law’s pragmatic aspects with the academic realities of economics. Both disciplines depend heavily upon competition, and employ a rich dosage of competition language. However, “competition” … Continue reading
The CommStock Report – 04/26/04 Copyright 2004 (C) CommStock Investments, Inc. David Kruse Retransmission, copying, or forwarding without permission is Illegal Picket versus IBP isn’t over When U.S. District Judge Lyle Strom overthrew a jury verdict against IBP in the … Continue reading
Judge throws out Pickett verdict Publication Date: 04/24/04 LINCOLN — A federal judge Friday overturned a $1.28 billion jury verdict in the Pickett vs. Tyson Fresh Meat case that found the company manipulated cattle prices, said Steve Cady, executive director … Continue reading