Author Archives: Mike Callicrate

The Ear Tag Boys

By Gilles Stockton The boys at USDA and the National Cattlemen’s Big Business Association must be really bummed that their shares in ear tag companies have crashed along with the rest of the Wall Street economy.  Last year it looked … Continue reading

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Tyson’s Version of Physical Distancing

Wouldn’t many smaller decentralized processing plants reduce our risk and serve our nation better. Four meatpackers essentially control the slaughter market in the U.S. All are multinational, searching the globe for the cheapest beef to falsely label and sell in … Continue reading

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Considering Local vs. Global and National Supply Chains

What kind of food system serves people best? Local or Global? Worried shoppers from all across the country left shelves bare at grocery stores last week. Volume was up two and a half times a normal week at Ranch Foods … Continue reading

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Like Obama, The Trump Administration Sides With Powerful Middlemen: The “Drones of the National Beehive.”

The corporate share of GDP (gross revenue) has remained fairly constant, while corporate profits (in current dollars) have tripled in the last three decades. The data shows that corporations haven’t increased the wealth of the nation, but have stolen a … Continue reading

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Trump’s USDA Continues to Betray it’s Fundamental Mission

Trump and Perdue throw our farmers and ranchers to the wolves of corporate agribusiness – Threatening America’s food supply! Perhaps USDA should declare it’s true mission: The Husbandman That Laboreth Must be a Corporate Serf and Not Partaketh of the … Continue reading

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