Author Archives: Mike Callicrate

A fence can tell you a lot about an outfit.

April 1, 2010 Thirty-five years ago I learned that fences didn’t have to be new to be tight and straight, keeping our cattle in the pasture and our neighbors happy. In 2004, a jury in Montgomery, Alabama, was presented with … Continue reading

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Montana Farmer’s Union Producer Annual Conference (2021) – Building a profitable and rewarding pathway to the consumer …

View the slideshow directly here:   Links from slideshow listed below: Slide 7: Link 1: https://farmactionalliance.org/cargillfoodfraud/?emci=989ff322-6d2e-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&emdi=4869c4b9-6f2e-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=13997041 Link 2: https://nobull.mikecallicrate.com/2016/04/09/real-world-ranch-restoration/ Link 3: https://www.cargill.com/story/cargill-aims-to-beefup-sustainability Slide 8: https://nobull.mikecallicrate.com/2009/06/04/how-mavericks-became-zombies/ Slide 12: https://nobull.mikecallicrate.com/2020/10/15/the-four-recommendations-of-the-federal-trade-commission-regarding-the-meat-packing-industry/ Slide 13: https://nobull.mikecallicrate.com/2018/02/08/the-husbandman-that-laboreth-must-be-the-first-partaker-of-the-fruits/ See John Ikerd’s CommunityFood Utilities  

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Which Shall Rule — Wealth or Man?

1873 was a decade after President Lincoln’s warning about concentrated power.

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Monopolies Create Hard Times

In Monopolies Suck, Sally Hubbard, the director of enforcement strategy at the Open Markets Institute, shows us the seven ways big corporations rule our lives—and what must be done to stop them. Monopolies make your life harder every day, but you may … Continue reading

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The Secret at 1400 Independence Avenue

We have almost accomplished in 245 years what took the Romans nearly 1,000 years – losing a republic. Like our farmers and ranchers, Saint Paul’s Husbandman quote, inscribed above the entrance to the USDA headquarters in Washington DC has become … Continue reading

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